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Geoffrey Haskett

President
ghaskett@refugeassociation.org, 202-417-3803 x 40

Geoffrey Haskett has a wealth of experience as a leader in conservation. He served as the Polar Bear Commissioner for the U.S. – Russia Polar Bear Commission, appointed to that position by both Presidents Obama and Bush. The work of that organization is considered to be a landmark in cooperative wildlife management between governmental and Native representatives of the U.S. and Russia. He also served as head of the delegation for the United States at the Range States Meetings for Polar Bears in Tromso, Norway, Iqaluit, Canada, Moscow Russia and Ilulissat, Greenland. He also served as head of delegation on the Porcupine Caribou Herd Board with Canada.

Geoff was the Regional Director for the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska where he was responsible for management of almost 80 million acres of land within 16 National Wildlife Refuges, all actions under the Endangered Species Act and for fish and migratory bird resources. Prior to this, he was stationed in Washington DC as Chief of Refuges from 2005 to 2008 where he was responsible for a strategic plan for refuges that resulted in major funding increases for the NWRS.