Jeff McCreary, IWJV Management Board Chair, Director of Conservation Programs-Western Region, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Jeff is a native Californian who has been with DU for over 12 years and has worked for over 15 years in the wetland conservation and restoration field throughout the western United States. Jeff received a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology from the University of California at Davis and a Master’s degree in wetland ecology from Duke University. Jeff began his tenure with DU in Pocatello, Idaho and spent the next seven years developing, managing, and implementing wetland and associated habitat conservation projects from the Mexican border to the Canadian border in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Idaho.
“While my job and family are in California, there is no escaping the majesty and power of the Intermountain West once it’s found you,” he said. “From the Steens to the Wind Rivers, from the Sky Islands to Purcells, and everything in between, it is hard to explain to those who have never spent much time there how such a vast area can have so much to offer."