A true outdoorswoman, Deborah Perkins has traveled and worked extensively throughout Canada and the United States, returning to her native Maine in 2007 to settle down with her family.
She began her college career at Sterling College in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, a place that would give her a solid grounding in conservation studies and natural resource management. Her hands-on experience at Sterling would become the springboard for a rich career as a wildlife biologist, educator, and conservation professional.
Her fieldwork experience includes studies of coastal brown bears in Alaska, grizzly bears in Yellowstone, shorebirds in the eastern Canadian Arctic, and black bears in New Mexico, Tennessee, and Maine. Other wildlife studies in Maine include her work on New England cottontails, Canada lynx, American Woodcock, harbor seals, and Peregrine Falcons.
Outside of wildlife research, Deb has coordinated regional conservation efforts in Alaska and Maine, worked on rural outreach efforts, and developed communication materials for a variety of needs. As a technical service provider certified by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), she brings a special expertise to landowners who require help in developing habitat plans for their properties.
Grants and Awards for graduate research and travel (2001 to 2004):
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