Roland H. Wauer

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Title: Chief of Natural Resource Management & Biologist (Retired)
Company: Caribbean National Park Service
Location: Bryan, Texas, United States

Roland H. Wauer, Retired Chief of Natural Resource Management and Biologist at the Caribbean National Park Service, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in national parks and conservation services.

With more than 60 years of professional experience to his credit, Mr. Wauer has been on the board of trustees of the National Parks and Conservation Association since 1995, having previously been a board member of the National Academy of Sciences from 1989 to 1991. Prior to these prominent roles, he was a resource specialist at the Caribbean National Park Service in St. Croix from 1986 to 1989, an assistant superintendent at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, TN, from 1983 to 1986, and the chief of the division on natural resources at the National Park Service in Washington, DC, from 1979 to 1983. Previously, he served as the chief scientist at Southwest Region National Park Service in Santa Fe, NM, from 1972 to 1979 and a chief park naturalist at Big Bend National Park from 1966 to 1972. He commenced his career as a park naturalist at Zion National Park in Utah and Death Valley National Monument in California between 1957 and 1966.

Mr. Wauer has been the author of multiple books throughout his career, most recently including “Wild Critters I Have Known,” published in 2018. He formerly authored “My Wild Life: A Memoir of Adventures within America’s National Parks” in 2014, “The American Kestrel” in 2005, “Butterflies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley” in 2004, and “Birding the Southwestern National Park” in 2004. His earlier books include “Birds of Zion National Park” in 1965, “Birds of Big Bend National Park” in 1979, “Naturalist’s Big Bend” in 1980, and “Naturalist’s Mexico” in 1992, among several others. Furthermore, he has contributed myriad articles to professional journals throughout his career.

As a testament to his professional success, Mr. Wauer has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career. The recipient of the First Francis Jacot Award and the Special Achievement Award from the National Park Service in 1988, he also received a Commendation from the Secretary of the Interior in 1980. He received two previous Special Achievement Awards from the National Park Service in 1974 and 1975. Highly educated, Mr. Wauer holds a Bachelor of Science in wildlife management from San Jose State University and a Master of Science in biological sciences from Sul Ross State University. He has been highlighted in the second edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

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