Dr. Steve Zack is Coordinator of Bird Conservation for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Steve joined WCS in 1997 and has led studies of wildlife for conservation in Arctic Alaska since 2001, with emphasis on protecting Special Areas in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska. He is engaged in the conservation of Great Plains grassland birds, and has done extensive studies of birds in Kenya, Venezuela, Madagascar, and in the western United States. In recent years, Steve has led projects that evaluated forest management with fire and wildlife responses, and riparian restoration and wildlife response. He was on the Biology faculty at Yale University prior to joining WCS in 1998. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and migrates with the birds to his various projects.