Ethan Seavey (he/him) was recently hired as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist with Arizona Ecological Services in Tucson, AZ, where he supports interagency cooperation under the Endangered Species Act.
From November 2018 to August 2022, Ethan was stationed at Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge in Parker, AZ, where he worked with diverse partners and stakeholders at the Federal, Tribal, state, local, and nonprofit level to plan and execute riparian restoration. Amongst many of his job duties, he served as a resource advisor for multiple wildfires and supported prescribed fire operations, lead detection efforts for the northern Mexican gartersnake, and worked closely with partners to plan and facilitate ecological dam releases.
Prior to permanent employment, Ethan worked seasonally for several years as a seabird tech at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge in Chatham, MA, and Project Puffin in Bremen, ME. Ethan is a Directorate Fellows Program (DFP) alumnus, and completed his DPF project with the Gulf of Maine Coastal Program, where he analyzed barriers to connectivity of Atlantic salmon habitat.
Hailing from a small town in Maine, Ethan fell in love with the desert southwest and is excited to have relocated to Tucson, where he is closer to loved ones, good beer, millions of saguaros, and miles of Forest Service trails to explore with his one-year-old dog, Willow Bear.
Fish and Wildlife Biologist
Arizona Ecological Services
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(and Willow Bear)