Migratory Bird Program Assistant Director Jerome Ford Honored for Commitment to Conservation & Diversity
Jerome Ford, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Assistant Director for Migratory Birds, has been recognized by ECODiversity magazine as one of a group of African Americans who have demonstrated a commitment to conservation and environmental justice issues through advocacy, innovative programming, or solutions benefitting diverse communities.
Ford is one of more than a dozen individuals selected to receive the 2018 ECODiversity Top African Americans in Conservation and Environmental Justice award. Under his leadership, strategic engagement through the Service's Urban Bird Treaty grant program has amplified conservation awareness to diverse urban communities and engaged Latino influencers in shaping the blueprint to an eco-sustainable America.
Additionally, his vision initiated the creation of the Agency’s first partnership with a national African American fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.