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Ever since I was a child, I have been very interested in nature and the environment. I have a B.S. degree in wildlife biology, and have worked as a zookeeper, wildlife biologist, and ecologist. I am conducting a brief survey of world leaders, government officials, religious leaders, corporate CEOs, environmental groups, wildlife experts, and others regarding nature and the environment. I am also very interested in religious views, customs, and beliefs from around the world, and the interactions between religion, culture, society, and the environment. This is something I am doing out of personal interest, and is not connected to any group or organization. I have been working on this project since the summer of 2006, and hope to eventually turn it into a book and/or documentary. I am hoping to make this into a global project, with responses from all segments of society. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or comments. If you have not already done so, I hope that you will consider taking part in my project, and please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested! Thanks for stopping by!


September 18, 2010

Chuck Telford

Retired - BLM Landscape Architect

July 23, 2009

1. What interaction with an animal and/or nature in your life has had the biggest impact on you?

Growing up playing in the swamps and marshed if Florida and later being a landscape architect for the U.S. Forest Service and later for the Bureau of Land Management in California and Oregon while all the time being a Landscape and Wildlife Photographer.

2. Did you have a favorite place in the great outdoors during your childhood? How about now??

A large lake with a swamp and large marsh on its north edge. Now, Eastern Oregon and California's Sierra Nevada Mtns.

3. As a former zookeeper, I would love to know what your favorite animal is, and why?

I have many. Coyotes, Great Blue Herons, Egrets, and at the zoo, Giraffes and Tigers. All for their beauty.

4. What do you think is the greatest environmental challenge facing us now, and what do you think will be the greatest challenge in the future?

Global warming, destruction of habitat through "development" and logging

5. If you could give everyone one piece of advice regarding the environment and our natural resources, what would it be?

Enjoy it and leave it as you found it or better. Be an active conservationist and environmentalist.

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