In July we said goodbye to our Taking Action for Wildlife colleague Emily Preston, wildlife biologist for NH Fish and Game’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program, as she retired from a successful 13-year run at NHFG.
Emily has led NHFG’s NH Wildlife Action Plan efforts since 2006 and was a key member of our Taking Action team. One of Emily’s primary roles at NHFG was to roll out the various updates of the Wildlife Action Plan and the associated maps. The fact that the NH Wildlife Action Plan has become part of the conservation communities’ common language and ‘go to’ resource is testament to Emily’s hard work and success.
She worked extensively with partners like the UNH Cooperative Extension to create the Taking Action for Wildlife program to empower partners, communities, and landowners to assist with the implementation of the Wildlife Action Plan. Emily was the Project Director of the 2015 WAP revision, a truly monumental and critical effort for not only NHFG but the State of NH and our treasured wildlife resources. She also represented NHFG on a variety of regional and national Wildlife Action Plan coordination activities … and the list doesn’t end there…
We will miss Emily’s presence on the Taking Action for Wildlife team, but are excited to see where her next adventures take her! Other biologists at NHFG will step in work with the TAFW team in Emily’s absence.
--- Amanda Stone, UNH Cooperative Extension
Fall 2018 Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter