Laura Hickey

Laura Hickey

Sr Dir., Global Warming Education and Training
Headquarters - Reston, VA

I’ve been with NWF a long time now, almost 23 years.  During that time, there have been a lot of changes, but the one thing that has been a constant, in my opinion, is that there has been an unwavering consistency in NWF’s mission. 

When I was in high school in the 70’s, I had an NWF Wildlife Week poster of an endangered gray wolf.  When I started working for NWF in 1986, our Rocky Mountain field office was working on wolf reintroduction into Yellowstone, and it was a long, hard battle.  In the mid-1990’s we finally saw some success, which continues to this day. 

For over 30 years, NWF has been working steadily on endangered species protection – never giving up the fight, never losing hope.  It is so gratifying to know that the organization that I have worked for and the people that I have worked with have never wavered in their dedication to protect wildlife and habitat.

Today I work on educating our diverse constituencies on another threat – global warming.  The best part of my work is that I get to interface with a lot of different groups of people (gardeners, hunters, anglers, birders) and work with our Conservation Programs staff on informing and motivating these groups to take positive action on solving this problem to help safeguard wildlife, people, and habitats.

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