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Dave Mauser, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge
Midwest Region, March 3, 2011
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Today I had the priviledge of interviewing Dave Mauser, wildlife biologist at Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge. Dave knew he wanted to be a wildlife biologist since the fifth grade, and he made that childhood dream a reality. This year Dave was recognized as "2011 Employee of the Year" as a wildlife biologist working for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Dave is just one of thousands of FWS staff members whose love for the outdoors has translated into a career working to protect fish and wildlife. In Klamath Basin, Dave works side by side with local farmers and ranchers as part of the Walking Wetlands program. This program sets an example of how land use can be managed to both maintain the ecological integrity of wetland habitat and augment the economic well being of rural economies.


"Because of Dave’s hard work, more than 10,000 acres of additional wetlands have been created and more than 15,000 acres of conventional farmland have been converted to organic farmland within Tule Lake NWR and on nearby private lands." - National Wildlife Refuge Association

Learn more about Dave's work and the unique environmental challenges of the Klamath Basin by watching the video on Pacific Southwest's Facebook page:



Contact Info: Ashley Spratt, 805-644-1766 ext. 369, ashley_spratt@fws.gov
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