Susan Abele

Susan Abele, Nevada State Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program


Susan Abele works for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Nevada, where she is implementing a variety of habitat restoration projects with private landowners and tribes. These include upland habitat enhancement for sage grouse, as well as projects that benefit wetland and riparian birds.  Previously, she was with The Nature Conservancy in Nevada as a Conservation Planner. During this time, she primarily worked with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management on restoration planning across large landscapes, as well as other statewide conservation planning efforts. In her present capacity, she thrives on the partnerships and opportunities for enhancing habitat for fish and wildlife on private lands in the Great Basin. “It’s been great working with conservation partners here in Nevada and California,” she said. “I’m excited about the opportunity to facilitate continued partnerships and on-the-ground work for bird habitat as a co-chair of the Nevada Bird Habitat Conservation Partnership.” When she’s not at work, Susan enjoys camping with her kids, telemark skiing, and taking care of her backyard chickens.