Celebrate Women’s History Month with us! This year, we’re looking forward by honoring women across the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and female conservationists who are making history in our agency and in conservation. With each #ScienceWoman, we’ll share a photo and a couple questions and answers about her work. Stay tuned for posts throughout the month!
Meet Anne Secord, the chief of the environmental quality branch in our New York Field Office in Cortland. Anne led a team that secured $19.4 million of restoration funds from parties responsible for releasing hazardous substances into the St. Lawrence River since at least the 1950s.
She studied wildlife biology at Cornell University and Virginia Tech. Her female conservation hero is Anne LaBastille, an ecologist who authored scientific papers, popular articles and books like the Woodswoman series and Women of the Wilderness.
Q. What’s your favorite thing about working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service? A. We work for the only federal agency that provides “in-the-dirt” protection for fish and wildlife resources. The agency is full of people who care deeply about our natural resources and take measurable steps to protect and improve them.
Q. If you could have one incredible animal adaptation, what would it be? A. I would love to be able to fly – to see the world from above it all – and it would shorten my commute.
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