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Gender MALE
Industry Environment
Occupation retired Air Force officer
Location Williston, Vermont, United States
Introduction Alan Gregory is a writer, specializing in natural resource and conservation policies, players and issues with occasional sorties into the realm of politics. He’s also a naturalist, but is not a biologist, having flunked his first college biology course before switching his major to journalism. He was born in Massachusetts, but his family moved soon after to Oregon, then California and on to New Mexico before landing in Idaho. He’s been hiking forests, bogs and wetlands in his home state as well as New England, the Adirondacks and Pennsylvania, where he hung his shingle since 1989, the year he departed active duty in the U.S. Air Force (only to log 16 more years as a reservist, retiring in 2004 as a lieutenant colonel). Alan’s been writing a conservation column for a daily newspaper in eastern Pennsylvania for nearly two decades. He’s done volunteer work for a bunch of conservation organizations, including Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania, The Nature Conservancy and the North Branch Land Trust near his former home of Conyngham, Pa.
Interests hiking, outdoor photography, writing, paddling, fitness walking
Favorite Movies A Gathering of Eagles, The Bedford Incident, Dr. Strangelove, 12 O'Clock High, The Enemy Below
Favorite Music Doobie Brothers, BTO, Judy Collins, Carole King, Gordon Lightfoot
Favorite Books A Sand County Almanac, The Web of Life, AP Stylebook, Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of Vermont