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Volunteer Paul N. Accola 

Over the past 17 years, Paul Accola has volunteered more than 800 hours to help the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Office in Alaska. Employed full-time as parts manager for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities in Fairbanks, Paul loves spending time outdoors. Paul has helped in a myriad of Service projects. Some of these include:

  • volunteering to assess the breeding ecology of common goldeneye ducks (Bucephala clangula) in subarctic Alaska;
  • using his own snow machines to install and replace 75 nest boxes along the Chena River in the interior of Alaska; and
  • cooking countless meals, with the help of his family, for Service biologists, volunteers, graduate students and Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows.

Paul Accola with Boreal Owl chicks
Photo by UsFWS

Paul Accola chef for Directorate Fellows
Photo by USFWS
Last updated: April 11, 2018