RESUME : W. PETER CONROY
(updated in May 2002)
Environmental Policy and Information Center (EPIC)
Suite 246, Martin Hall
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265
(256) 782-5681 office
(256) 782-5817 fax
Date of Birth:
September 7, 1957
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Master's
Degree in Zoology, course work completed 1986. Thesis
entitled Audiences and Activities of Museum Education,
Greenville, South Carolina. Bachelor's degree in Biology,
1995): Director of Jacksonville State University's Environmental
Policy and Information Center (EPIC), Jacksonville,
of the Alabama Geographic Information Council (AGIC).
Appointed by Governor Don Siegelman on April 15, 2002.
by the Office of the Secretary of the Army to serve
on an Operational Assessment Team to review safety measures
relating to the destruction of chemical warfare materials
2000: Chair of the
Alabama Commission on Environmental Initiatives (ACEI).
Appointed by Governor Don Siegelman on April 26th, 2000.
U.S. Federal Commissioner of the ACT/ACF River Basin
Commissions. White House appointment by President Bill
Clinton January 28, 1999.
1993 to 1995: Governor's
Liaison for Environmental Affairs and member of the
Governor's Executive Cabinet, Montgomery, Alabama.
1985 to 1993: Curator
of Natural History and Education/Research Department
Head for the Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston,
1982 to 1985: Director
of Public Affairs and Education for the University of
Georgia Museum of Natural History, Athens, Georgia.
1979 to 1982: Director
and founder of the Raptor Institute (a private and federally
funded center for bird of prey research, rehabilitation,
and wildlife education). Furman University, Greenville,
Canyon Field School, Director. Little River Canyon Field
School Advisory Board, Jacksonville State University,
Weiss Lake Conservation
Task Force (WLCTF), Chairman, coordinating, citizens,
State and Federal agencies relating to an interstate
water issue on the Coosa River. Appointed by Congressmen
Tom Bevill (D) and Robert Aderholdt (R) 1996-2000. See
web EPIC site.
Fort McClellan Mountain
Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge Feasibility and Development
Team. Author of feasibility study and Chairman coordinating
citizens, State and Federal agencies relating to the
establishment of a 10,000 acre NWR on a closing, UXO
contaminated U.S. Army base. 1996-2000. See web EPIC
Cheaha Creek Protection
Team (CCPT), Chairman, coordinating citizens, State
and Federal agencies relating to a watershed containing
a number of species proposed for Threatened/Endangered
status. Selected by the USFWS and Alabama Environmental
Trails Committee, Co-Chair, appointed by Governor Don
Siegelman. See web EPIC site.
Lake Water Quality
Standards Discussion Group, Chairman, coordinating an
effort to establish water quality standards in the state
of Alabama. 1998-1999.
Mitigation Banking Task Force, Selected by the US Army
Corps of Engineers to Chair effort and coordinate, citizens,
State and Federal agencies relating to the establishment
of a large-scale wetlands restoration, enhancement,
creation and preservation program, 1994-1996.
Council (formerly the Alabama Conservancy). Board of
(now the Alabama Environmental Council), President,
Ground Water Advisory
Committee, Alabama Department of Environmental Management
of Alabama, Board Member. 1999-2000.
Forever Wild Program,
Board member (appointed by Governor Fob James). 1999-2000.
on the Coosa, Administer, coordinate and develop river
education program (Etowah County). Conduct teacher/student
surveys and prototype excursions. (Video available)
Frog Pond Wildlife
Preserve and Observation Area (Calhoun County). Administer,
coordinate and develop the construction and current
use of a wetlands demonstration area. 1995-2000. See
web EPIC site.
Ball Play Solid
Waste Landfill and Wetland Interpretation Post (Cherokee
County). Develop concept for the development of a landfill
and wetlands educational facility. This K-12 field trip
destination will be the first landfill designed for
on-site, educational experiences. 1996-2000.
Partners in Environmental Education, Board of Directors
administering programs and funds for environmental education,
1993-1997. Chairman Public Groups Committee, 1995-1997.
Association of Alabama (EEAA), Board of Directors serving
Alabama's oldest, grassroots environmental education
Rescue Service, Board of Directors, 1996-2000.
Raptor Rehabilitation Center, Board of Advisors,
Watch Advisory Committee, 1994-1998.
(RCW) Scientific Advisory Committee. Developing a habitat
conservation plan (HCP) in conjunction with the Alabama
Forestry Commission and the Alabama Department of Conservation
and Natural Resources, 1994-1998.
Chief Ladiga Rails-to-Trails.
(Calhoun County) Co-chair of committee with leadership
role developing of Alabama's first extensive rail-trail
(video available). 1994-1999. Chairman 1999-2000. See
web EPIC site.
Governor's Strategic Planning Committee, 1993-1995.
Environmental Council (twenty five members representing
business, government, environmental and conservation
Association of Northeast Alabama, Inc. Board of Directors,
Alabama Forest Planning
Committee (AFPC), Member, 1994-1995.
Little River Canyon
Management Objectives Task Force, National Park Service,
Fort Payne, AL, 1993.
Alabama Public Television
Advisory Committee (Calhoun County Coordinator), 1990-1992.
Forest Advisory Board, 1990-1992.
Forever Wild Committee
for the development of an Alabama land acquisition program,
1990-1991 (Appointed by Governor Guy Hunt).
Alabama Solid Waste
Advisory Board (Appointed by Governor Guy Hunt), 1989-1991.
Fort McClellan Reuse and Redevelopment Authority
(Ex Officio member) (recommending the future use of
this closing U.S. Army base) 1995-1997.
Fort McClellan Restoration
Advisory Board (RAB), US DOD, EPA, ADEM and citizen
task force overseeing environmental cleanup of Fort
McClellan before transfer for future use. 1996-1998,
Calhoun County Rails-to-Trails
Public Park and Recreation Advisory Board (Appointed
by the Calhoun County Commission), 1995-2000. Chairman
1999-2000. See EPIC web site.
Calhoun County High
Speed Rail Task Force, 1993-1994.
Goals Program (long-term environmental strategic planning),
Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce, Education Committee, Anniston, AL 1990-1992.
Anniston City Schools
Continuing Education Advisory Committee, Anniston, AL
Calhoun County Emergency
Planning Committee, 1989-1991.
Board (designated as founding Chairman by City Council),
Calhoun County Solid
Waste Advisory Board, 1988-1989.
The W. Kelly
Mosley Environmental Awards for Achievements in Forestry,
Wildlife, and Related Resources. For overall desire
to conserve, protect, and develop the environment along
with undying commitment to better educate the public
on the use and conservation of Alabama's natural resources
in the Talladega Mountains. 2000.
The Malcolm Stewart
Award from the Alabama Environmental Council.
In recognition of dedicated conservation service.
1993 and 2000.
The Legacy Public
Awareness Committee Member of the Year. In recognition
of outstanding volunteerism and committee service.
The Golden Leaf
Award, from the Nature Conservancy of Alabama. For outstanding,
dedicated, and generous service to the goal of protecting
Alabama's natural world through leadership role in passage
of the Forever Wild Legislation. 1992.
Beta Beta Beta Biological
Honor Society, elected to membership by Jacksonville
State University, 1994.
Senate testimony presented in Washington, D.C. creating
the Little River Canyon National Preserve (a unit of
the National Park Service), 1992.
Omicron Delta Kappa
Honor Society, elected to membership by Jacksonville
State University, 1991.
for natural history museum trips to the Bahamas on a
chartered sailboat, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988. Guide to
the Galapagos Islands, 1988 and guide to the Peruvian
Amazon, 1990 and 1991.
Visiting Professionals Program. Washington, D.C., 1984.
Founder and President
of the Greenville Chapter of the National Audubon Society
1981-1982, Vice President in 1980. Greenville, SC.
Carolina Public Interest Research Group (SPIRG) Furman
University, Greenville, SC, 1978-1980.
Energy Week, Greenville, SC, 1978.
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