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 Wildlife Species Conservation & Research Program Staff

Joe Rogerson, Wildlife Program Manager - Species Conservation & Research
302-735-3600  joseph.rogerson@state.de.us      
Joe Rogerson is the program manager for the Wildlife Species Conservation & Research Program.

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Biodiversity Program Manager (VACANT)
This position implements the Delaware Wildlife Action Plan, issues scientific collection permits and oversees the wildlife rehabilitation program. For questions, please email Wildlife Program Manager Joseph Rogerson.

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Holly Niederriter, Wildlife Biologist
302-735-8670    
holly.niederriter@state.de.us
Holly Niederriter oversees the Bat Program which conducts research and monitoring, including volunteer emergence counts and acoustic surveys. She manages bog turtle research and surveys, the Delmarva fox squirrel management plan and the Delaware Amphibian Monitoring Program. She is also responsible for responding to issues concerning other amphibian and reptile species.

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Audrey DeRose-Wilson, Shorebird and Marshbird Biologist
Audrey DeRose-Wilson manages the Delaware Shorebird Project which focuses on protecting migratory and nesting shorebirds through the implementation of the Delaware Shorebird Conservation Plan. It also conducts research and surveys for shorebirds and marshbirds. For questions, please email Wildlife Biologist Audrey DeRose-Wilson.  

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Matthew Bailey, Wildlife Biologist
302-735-8677     
matthew.bailey@state.de.us
Matt Bailey manages the Piping Plover Program which monitors and protects breeding areas of piping plovers in Delaware. He also monitors other beach nesting birds (American oystercatchers, least terns, common terns and black skimmers) and colonial waterbirds (gulls, terns, herons, egrets). Matt Bailey also conducts environmental reviews.

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Kate Fleming, Environmental Review Coordinator/Wildlife Biologist
302-735-8658    
kate.fleming@state.de.us
Kate Fleming conducts environmental reviews and oversees raptor conservation and management.

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William A. McAvoy, Botanist
302-735-8668   
william.mcavoy@state.de.us
Bill McAvoy is responsible for documenting the status and distribution of the flora of Delaware, with an emphasis on rare and uncommon species. He is the primary author of The Flora of Delaware: An Annotated Checklist, and maintains the Flora of Delaware Online Database.

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Emily Boyd, Deer and Furbearer Biologist
Emily Boyd manages and conducts research on all of the mammals that are hunted and/or trapped in Delaware. The position also manages the Division of Fish & Wildlife's two deer damage assistance programs and Wildlife Control Operator program which authorizes permitted individuals to conduct control activities on problematic wildlife. For questions, please email Wildlife Biologist Emily Boyd.

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Justyn Foth, Gamebird Biologist
302-735-3600
Justyn.forth@state.de.us
Justyn Foth is responsible for research and management of waterfowl and upland gamebirds, such as mourning dove, wild turkey and woodcock, for the Division of Fish & Wildlife. For questions, please email Wildlife Biologist Justyn Foth.

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Charles J. Baird, Wildlife Biologist
302-735-8675  
charles.baird@state.de.us 
Jesse Baird handles black duck and mourning dove banding projects. He also conducts various bird surveys and impoundment monitoring.

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Jason Davis, Private Lands Biologist
302-735-3606  
jason.davis@state.de.us
Jason Davis is responsible for providing technical and financial assistance to private landowners in Delaware who are interested in establishing, enhancing, and/or managing wildlife habitat on their lands in order to benefit species of greatest conservation need identified in the State Wildlife Action Plan.

 

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