SBE Alum Michael Bailey (Ph.D., Zoology) starts new job as National Aquatic Habitat Coordinator for the USFWS

Professor Mike Kinnison is proud to announce “My first PhD student, Michael Bailey (2009, Zoology), started a new job this summer as the National Aquatic Habitat Coordinator for the USFWS. As the name implies, he will oversee all of USFWS’s aquatic habitat activities at a nationwide scale.”

Per Dr. Bailey, “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is the oldest federal conservation agency whose primary responsibility is management of fish and wildlife for the American public. The Service helps ensure a healthy environment for people by providing opportunities for everyone to enjoy the outdoors and our shared natural heritage. I work in the Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program where we work with partners and engage the public, using a science-based approach, to conserve, restore and enhance fish and other aquatic resources. The new position is as the National Fish Habitat Coordinator. In this position I coordinate with USFWS regions and Fish Habitat Partnerships to implement on-the-ground habitat conservation. Previous to this position I worked with the Service in a field office in New Hampshire for 10 years. Most of my work was on river restoration on the Merrimack River focusing on River Herring and Americans Shad restoration and East coast wide stock assessments of the same species.

Michael Bailey and family

“Picture is a fun family picture (Old Town canoe of course) I am not one for formal head shots.  Jordan, up front, is a graduate of the University of Maine Wildlife Ecology Department.”