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Steven Hilburger

Steve serves as the Wildlife Program Manager in the Ecosystems Mission Area.


Steve is a science program manager, experimental gardener, and not-often-enough birder. He has been with USGS headquarters since 2002 and has been the Wildlife Program Manager since 2013. The Wildlife Program has a broad portfolio, from salamanders to sage-grouse, manatees to monarchs, and pikas to pintails. He also coordinates two science partnerships with Department of Interior partner bureaus (Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service). The topics that fill his day inlcude endangered species science, avian ecology, pollinators, and how to make data calls less painful for everyone. Prior to USGS Steve worked at Peace Corps and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland.


B.S., State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse

M.S., George Mason University