Wildlife consultant kicks off spring speaker series on Feb. 6 - 2009-01-27
David MacDougall to discuss wildlife job opportunities at Paul Smith's College
CONTACT: Kenneth Aaron, director of communications, (518) 327-6297
PAUL SMITHS – An Albany-area wildlife consultant will launch this spring's Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar Series at Paul Smith's College.
David MacDougall will discuss job opportunities for fish and wildlife biologists at his Friday, Feb. 6, talk, entitled "Wildlife Consulting: Dirty Word or Opportunity?" The lecture will be held at 10:10 a.m. in the Adirondack Room of the Joan Weill Adirondack Library. It is free and open to the public.
MacDougall, author of a 2007 book about the endangered Karner blue butterfly, has served as a consultant for several engineering firms. He has conducted assessment and surveys of threatened and endangered plant and animal habitats, and has experience with wetlands delineation, permitting and mitigation, among other duties.
This spring's speaker series will feature two other lectures. On Friday, March 6, John McDonald, Ph.D., of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will give a talk called "Applying field Research to White-tailed Deer Management in Massachusetts"; and on Friday, April 10, ornithology expert Jeremy Kirchman, Ph.D., of the New York State Museum will discuss genetics research on boreal forest birds.
The talks are sponsored by the college's Division of Science, Liberal Arts and Business.
At Paul Smith’s College, it’s about the experience. The college, whose campus is on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake, is the only four-year institution of higher education in the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park of New York State. Our programs, in fields including hospitality, culinary arts, forestry, natural resources, entrepreneurship, the sciences, and many others, draw on industries and resources available in our own backyard while
preparing students for successful careers anywhere.