by H. Dale Hall, Former CEO of Ducks Unlimited

by H. Dale Hall
Former CEO of Ducks Unlimited
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"COMPELLED is a remarkable book about conservation, merging biography, storytelling, and America’s complex legal system as seen through the eyes of a dedicated public servant. If you want to make a difference in the future of conservation policy and law, this is the place to start your journey."

Jeff Trandahl, CEO/Executive Director, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation

About the Book

COMPELLED unfolds the journey of a young U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist being thrust into the controversial world of national conservation issues and the methods used to resolve them. The evolution of conservation history is told through the eyes of a first-hand witness to the first court challenge to the U.S. Clean Water Act and its protection of Waters of the United States, the introduction of expertise in environmental contaminants to unveil the harm of environmental pollutants in federal water development projects, the history of how conservation in the United States was championed by hunters and anglers, the often painful history of the northern spotted owl and the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), western water wars, and the complete story of the listing of the polar bear as America’s first threatened species under the ESA as a result of global warming. This epic journey also identifies the only real pathway to solving these complex issues: by opening the door for cooperative efforts and building trust between seemingly opposing interests. To hunters, anglers, environmentalists and anyone interested in the American story of natural resource conservation, and how many of the issues reached resolution, COMPELLED is a must read!

About the Author

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H. DALE HALL has more than forty years of professional experience in fish and wildlife resource management in both the federal and private sectors. He served over thirty years in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with duties in Mississippi; Texas; Alaska; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon, and the six states of the Pacific west; Atlanta, Georgia, and the ten states of the southeast and the Caribbean; and Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the four states of the southwest. In the course of those assignments, Hall worked on nearly every high-profile environmental issue in America. A fisheries and wetlands biologist by training, Hall spent significant time working on the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act. In his last three and a half years with the FWS, he was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Following retirement from federal service, Hall was CEO of Ducks Unlimited, Inc., for over nine years. During that time, the organization raised more than $2.3 billion and conserved more than two million acres of wetlands, grasslands, and waterfowl habitat.

He has been married to the former Sarah Reed of Bunkie, Louisiana, for 46 years. They have two daughters and a son as well as three grandchildren. Dale and Sarah reside in Collierville, Tennessee.