David R. Parsons, MS
David R. Parsons, MS
David Parsons received his Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Iowa State University and his Master of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology from Oregon State University.
Dave is retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service where from 1990-1999 he led the USFWS's effort to reintroduce the endangered Mexican gray wolf to portions of its former range in Arizona and New Mexico.
Dave's interests include the ecology and conservation of large carnivores, protection and conservation of biodiversity, and wildlands conservation at scales that fully support ecological and evolutionary processes.
He is the vice-chairman and a science fellow of The Rewilding Institute (a conservation think tank) and is the Institute's Carnivore Conservation Biologist.
Dave was a graduate advisor in the Environmental Studies Master of Arts Program at Prescott College, Arizona from 2002-Spring 2008.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance and serves on several regional steering/advisory committees for organizations and coalitions advocating for wolf recovery and landscape-scale conservation in the Southwest.
In 2001, Dave
was a co-recipient of the New Mexico Chapter
of The Wildlife Society's annual "Professional Award.
In April 2007 at the North American Wolf Conference, Dave
received the 2006 "Alpha Award" for his
"outstanding professional achievement and leadership toward the recovery of Mexican wolves.
In May 2008 Dave received the "Outstanding Conservation Leadership Award" from the Wilburforce Foundation and the "Mike Seidman Memorial Award" from the Sky Island Alliance for his conservation achievements.
Dave is the owner of Parsons Biological Consulting, which provides technical services, information, and policy advice on matters relating to wildlife biology and ecology, and wildlife and wildlands conservation to conservation-minded clients.
enjoys wildlife viewing and wilderness backpacking and lives in Albuquerque, NM, with his