National Wildlife Federation Outdoors

A Conservation Life - 30 years as a biologist, conservationist & pioneering force in the outdoors, with Dr. Mamie Parker, retired Assistant Director of Fisheries & Habitat Conservation for the USFWS

June 11, 2021

It's been a long time coming but we finally had the opportunity to connect with Dr. Mamie Parker, an avid angler and former Assistant Director of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Mamie is highly regarded as a pioneer in the field for women of color and has won numerous prestigious awards for her work in conservation including the highest award given to government employees for her leadership in the creation of the National Fish Habitat Action Partnership. Mamie was inspired by her mother who was an avid angler and outdoorswoman (before that was a coined term). Mamie continues to promote diversity in fisheries education and careers. She may be retired but she continues to work hard as an inspirational speaker and conservationist on the board of directors for numerous organizations including the National Wildlife Federation.

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