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Dr. Johann Walker to head DU prairies program

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  • Dr. Johann Walker is DU’s new director of conservation programs for the Dakotas and Montana
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Story at a Glance Ducks Unlimited names Dr. Johann Walker to direct prairie state conservation programs. Walker is recognized as one of the premier waterfowl population ecologists in the country. He has led DU's science and planning efforts for the Great Plains Region designing, collecting and analyzing scientific research on waterfowl breeding ecology.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Nov. 20, 2013 – 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.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org. Connect with us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/ducksunlimited, follow our tweets at twitter.com/ducksunlimited and watch DU videos at youtube.com/ducksunlimitedinc.

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