CSP Board member, Tom Sisk, honored by Defenders of Wildlife
“Dr. Sisk’s work in environmental management is unmatched, as is his commitment to biological diversity and the restoration and sustainable management of our public lands. He has excelled at bringing together ranchers, environmentalists, and policymakers alike to find new ways to safeguard our land, water, and natural resources.” – Marcey Olajos
Last week, Defenders hosted our annual Wildlife Conservation Awards Dinner at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The annual event brings together Defenders Board of Directors, National Council, members of Congress and other supporters to celebrate members of the conservation community who have made lasting and extraordinary contributions to wildlife and habitat conservation. Congratulations to this year’s honorees!
Dr. Thomas Sisk is a pioneer in science-based landscape-level analysis of wildlife habitat and the engagement of diverse voices in conservation planning. Dedicated to training the next generation of conservation leaders, he is the Olajos-Goslow Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Northern Arizona University (NAU). He also leads NAU’s Landscape Conservation Initiative, which works to improve conservation policy and on-the-ground results through field research, remote-sensing techniques and spatial and statistical modeling. He is a founding board member of Conservation Science Partners which provides advanced quantitative research and planning services for conservation projects. Prior to joining the NAU faculty, Sisk was the special assistant for science to the director of the National Biological Survey.