Monday, February 22, 2010

Harvey Nelson Mourned

Harvey Nelson (1925-2010), one of the notable wildlife conservationists of the 20th century, passed away Friday at age 85 from heart failure. Born and raised in Minnesota, he obtained a B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota and a M.S. degree from Michigan State University in wildlife management.

He "nurtured a boyhood fascination with waterfowl to become one of the nation’s most powerful wetlands and wildlife managers over a 42-year career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service." Nelson’s expertise and influence will be sorely missed.


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