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New Service Voices: Keenan Adams, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Keenan Adams, Assistant Refuge Manager, Pelican Island NWR Complex.

In today's post, we have a guest blogger as our part of our new series on New Service Voices: Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex Assistant Refuge Manager, Keenan Adams.  Keenan has been with the Service since 2008 when he served as a Refuge Operations Specialist. Keenan holds an M.S. degree in Forest Resources from Clemson University and a PhD in Wildlife Biology from Clemson University.  At Clemson, he concentrated his work on human dimensions of forest/wildlife management and land ethic.

Every morning on my commute to work, I watch the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean as I drive south on a coastal highway that overlooks Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge.  Sometimes, on my way home, I'll take a detour to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuges’ centennial trail to watch the sun set over Indian River Lagoon. In the period between sun-up and sun-down, there may have been close to three hundred sea turtles laying eggs on our refuge.

Seriously, how cool is that? 
                                                                                             

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Lyne's Gravatar Thanks Keenan. Giving you the thumbs up. I'm proud of you. Remember, on yuor rise to the top (and yes, I know you'll be my boss one day) that Carolina Sandhills is where it all started!
# Posted By Lyne | 7/22/11 12:47 PM
Michael Gale @generationwild's Gravatar "better manager, a better communicator, and a better person" - where can I get some of that!? Great story man, thanks for sharing.
# Posted By Michael Gale @generationwild | 7/25/11 12:22 PM
Marisa M.'s Gravatar Very inspiring message for future leaders in environmental and wildlife-related careers all across the country. Thank you!
# Posted By Marisa M. | 7/26/11 8:10 AM
Allison LePage @ecogirlwild's Gravatar Great blog post Keenan!! I agree, we are very lucky to work for the Service with some of the greatest people in the world : )
# Posted By Allison LePage @ecogirlwild | 7/26/11 4:34 PM
's Gravatar Wonderful post, Keenan!!!!
# Posted By | 10/16/11 6:30 PM
PaulaB's Gravatar Keenan, just stumbled on this blog and wow, what a great one it is. Not that i anticipated anything less when i saw that you wrote it. You make us proud that you are a Clemson Grad!!
# Posted By PaulaB | 4/25/12 10:27 AM

Last updated: June 21, 2012