Kate O'Brien

Refuge biologist, Kate O'Brien, peers out of a shrubby thicket looking for New England cottontail at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. She wears a brown USFWS uniform and has binoculars in hand.
Wildlife Biologist

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
321 Port Road
Wells, ME 04090
United States

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About Kate O'Brien

Kate O'Brien is the lead Wildlife Biologist at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Kate holds a Master's of Wildlife Ecology and has a B.A. in Communications. She has been employed in the field of wildlife ecology and conservation for over twenty five years and has overseen the biological program at Rachel Carson refuge for almost twenty years. Before working for Refuges she worked as a seasonal employee for National Marine Fisheries, Ecological Services, Army Corps of Engineers, as well as for an environmental law firm.  Kate particularly enjoys working on habitat restoration projects, conserving threatened and endangered wildlife, teaching people about the natural world, and assisting communities and private landowners with on-the-ground conservation projects.

Areas of expertise
Habitat Restoration
Threatened and Endangered Species
Environmental Education
Invasive Species

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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan

The Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge was prepared pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997. The CCP presents the combination of...

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