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Jesse Grantham

Region: Coastal Plain

Topics: Birds, Birding, Ecotourism, Audubon, Non-Profit


Mr. Grantham has lived in Corpus Christi and Rockport, Texas, during assignments with the National Audubon Society. He is a field botanist and ornithologist who has worked since 1971 in Pennsylvania, California, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, Texas and elsewhere conducting field research and natural inventories, managing endangered species restoration programs, and acquiring and operating sanctuary lands. Most of his career however, was with the Audubon Society, where he served as Texas director of bird conservation and Texas sanctuaries manager. Audubon staff like Mr. Grantham have worked in the state to protect Texas' 620+ resident and migratory bird species since 1899, through conservation education, management of 13,000 acres of leased rookery islands, and coordination of habitat protection on private lands. Mr. Grantham recently retired from Audubon and currently works for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in California, managing wildlife refuges and helping with the recovery of the California condor. 



October 25, 2003
Rockport, Texas
Reels 2289 and 2290


Please see a brief Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Mr. Grantham.

Please see the uncut video (reel 2289 and 2290) or the transcript of Mr. Grantham's full interview.






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