Ducks Unlimited has named Dr. Johann Walker its director of conservation programs for North and South Dakota and Montana. Walker is recognized as one of the premier waterfowl population ecologists in the country. For the past three years, he has led the science and planning efforts for DU’s Great Plains Region by designing, collecting and analyzing the latest scientific research on waterfowl breeding ecology. Walker’s results have been used to develop cutting-edge conservation models.
“Johann has a deep commitment to the prairies and he views the next decade as critical to establishing the habitat base we will have to work with in this vital landscape,” said Steve Adair, director of the Great Plains Region.
Walker received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He grew up in Minnesota and Montana and is an avid outdoorsman.
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