Distinguished U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Retiree Dr. Robert (Bob) Blohm Joins The Trumpeter Swan Society Board of Directors

Our newest Director is Dr. Robert Blohm who retired early this year after a distinguished career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Bob Blohm has had a longstanding interest in waterfowl and waterfowl ecology after growing up along Saginaw Bay in the State of Michigan.  He graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife in 1968.  He then began his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Wildlife Ecology, where he received his M.S. Degree in 1977 and Ph.D. Degree in 1979, studying the breeding ecology of the Gadwall in southern Manitoba under Dr. Robert A. McCabe.  His field work was conducted through the auspices of the Delta Waterfowl Research Station. His graduate studies were interrupted by military service, where he served as an artillery officer in Alaska and Vietnam.  Following graduate work, he was hired by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a staff biologist in the Office of Migratory Bird Management, in Laurel, Maryland.  Bob remained in the Office (now Division) of Migratory Bird Management for his entire career, where he became Chief of the Division in 2007.  He retired on December 31, 2010, after working nearly 32 years in the field of migratory bird management.  Bob and his wife, Shari, have two sons, Andy and Matt, now grown.  The entire Blohm family continues to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor pursuits.

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