U.S. Geological Survey
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Fourth in the 2010 series
Science for the Future of the Bay
The Chesapeake Bay has long been a place for area residents to escape the city and relax – but the Bay itself, and the fish and wildlife that live there and in the watershed, are showing increasing signs of stress. Scientists and managers working to restore the Bay, however, have a renewed optimism. Come learn why!
Date: September 10, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m.
2325 Rayburn House Office Building
Deputy Assistant Secretary,
Water and Science,
Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
National Park Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Scott has over 25 years of experience in conducting and directing scientific investigations of ecosystems, water quality and water supplies. He began working on issues related to the Chesapeake Bay in 1989 and since 1995 has served as the USGS Chesapeake Bay Coordinator. He coordinates the scientific investigations of over 30 projects related to the Chesapeake Bay watershed and works with the scientists to synthesize major findings and provide management implications. He interacts with Federal, State, and local partners in the Chesapeake Bay Program to use scientific information to make more effective decisions for ecosystem restoration and protection.
Stationed in Annapolis, Maryland, Johnís duties include managing the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network. The network is a partnership system of 171 water trails, parks, wildlife refuges, historic sites and other organizations that preserve and interpret aspects of the story of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Previously, he served as the Chief of Staff for the National Park Service Northeast Regional Office. John began his career in 1978 at the San Francisco Maritime Museum and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. A resident of Baltimore, he holds Bachelorís and Masterís degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mike was appointed as the Chesapeake Bay Coordinator for FWS in August 2010. His role is to coordinate the work of more than two dozen field offices throughout the 64,000-square-mile Chesapeake Bay watershed. In addition, he works closely with States, communities and non-profit groups as part of the Department of the Interiorís Chesapeake Treasured Landscape Initiative. Prior to rejoining the Service, Mike served as the Director of the Eastern Partnership Office for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. From 2003 to 2007, Mike served as Assistant Secretary for Forests, Parks, Fish and Wildlife, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, where he was responsible for administration and management of Marylandís Park Service, Forest Service, Fisheries Service, Wildlife Service and Natural Resources Police.
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