Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory

Headquarters at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

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WGLBBO Welcome's Shawn Graff to the Board

Shawn is the Great Lakes Regional Director for the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) where he is leading and coordinating ABC conservation programs and projects in the Great Lakes region, fundraising, and building high level relationships with public and private partners and conservation stakeholders. He will also help oversee the forest management grants in the region with a special emphasis on leading ABC’s effort to restore habitat for the Golden-winged Warbler in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. .

Prior to joining ABC Shawn served for 13 years as the Executive Director of the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust. At the Land Trust, Shawn directed the preservation programs, he was responsible for all aspects of organizational development including fund development, membership, education and outreach, land stewardship and conservation.

He holds a Masters of Art in Art History from UW-Milwaukee and focused much of his research on historic preservation and city planning

He has extensive experience in consulting local governments, foundations and non-profit organizations on fundraising, site planning, historic preservation and long-range planning.

Upcoming Events

27Aug
08/27/2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nighthawk watches begin!
3Sep
09/03/2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nighthawk watches
2Oct
10/02/2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Changing Bird Populations
3Nov
11/03/2017 - 11/04/2017
Southeast Wisconsin Conservation Summit
4Nov
14Dec
12/14/2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wisconsin Winter Birds