STEVE WRIGHT

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STEVE WRIGHT has lived in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont since 1968.  He holds a master’s degree in aquatic biology/fisheries from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Georgia Southern College.  Steve did post-graduate work on Pacific salmon for two years at the University of Washington College of Fisheries in Seattle, in addition to beginning a doctoral program at the University of Georgia focusing on phosphorus metabolism and its role in warmwater fish production.

Steve held a teaching position in science at Sterling School in northeastern Vermont for twenty-five years.  During various leaves he served as County Extension Agent in Georgia focusing on natural resources programming for young people, Wilderness Manager for the U.S. Forest Service on the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in Idaho and spent three years as President of Sterling College.

Steve was Commissioner of Vermont Fish and Wildlife  under Governor Madeleine Kunin from 1985 to 1991.  He also spent seven years on the Vermont State Environmental Board.  Steve spent eight years as New England Regional Representative for the National Wildlife Federation, focusing on climate change education.

Although retired, Steve has remained active in the professional conservation arena, especially regarding effective climate change strategies, via his role as President of the small non-profit, Ridge Protectors, and since 2009 an active member of the Craftsbury Conservation Commission.

Steve enjoys fishing, canoeing, photography, writing, and training and hunting over French Brittany pointing dogs.  He lives in Craftsbury, Vermont and can be reached at salmo@vtlink.net