TTSS Board of Directors: Gary Ivy

Gary Ivey      TTSS  Board of Directors      Bend, Oregon

TTSS Board Member Gary Ivy  

Gary Ivy has over 20 years of experience as a biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service working with wetlands, waterfowl and waterbird management. From his home base of Bend, Oregon, Gary is involved with wetland and waterfowl planning and conservation in the Intermountain Region of eastern Oregon and California’s Central Valley. Gary is the senior author on the Intermountain West Waterbird Conservation Plan. He holds a MS degree from Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Gary has worked with Trumpeter Swans since 1980 when he began a marking study and later initiated and coordinated the Oregon Trumpeter Swan Project. While working at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, he supervised one of the most comprehensive biological monitoring programs in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Gary continues to work closely with the staff at Malheur Refuge and Oregon Fish and Wildlife to build up the Oregon Trumpeter Swan restoration flock. He also works part time for the International Crane Foundation as their Western Crane Conservation Manager, does private consulting work and is pursuing his PhD, studying crane wintering ecology in California.

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