Wylie Carr is a conservation social scientist for the Southeast Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Since joining the Service in 2017, his work has focused on expanding awareness and utilization of the social sciences to improve conservation outcomes.
Much of this work has centered around collaborative conservation and public and stakeholder engagement. He has worked directly on local to regional scale collaborative efforts, including the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy – an effort that brings together federal, state, nonprofit, and private organizations across fifteen states and two U.S. territories to envision and achieve healthy ecosystems and human communities.
Prior to joining the Service, Wylie worked as a research social scientist for the U.S. Geological Survey in Ft. Collins, Colorado. He also taught courses and worked on collaboration and conflict resolution at the Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy at the University of Montana.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia, and his master’s and Ph.D. in Resource Conservation from the University of Montana. In his free time, Wylie is an enthusiastic, if not skilled, cyclist, fly fisherman, and snowboarder.
South Atlantic-Gulf & Mississippi Basin