Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory

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.