Gregory Breese, Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Delaware River Basin, United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Greg first joined the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 1978 at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia. While there Greg was responsible for environmental education, interpretation, and volunteer programs. He also participated in wildlife surveys, waterfowl banding, and law enforcement. In 1991, Greg transferred to the Delaware Bay Estuary Project, co-located at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, as their Senior Staff Biologist. Gregs focus was applying conservation biology to resources in the coastal area of Delaware Bay and the Delmarva Peninsula. His work included identifying high priority trust resources and developing partnerships to conserve these resources. In 2003, Greg was promoted to supervisor of the Delaware Bay Estuary Project Office. His focus as Project Leader has been to develop partnerships to apply the tools of conservation biology to the resources in the Delaware River Basin. In addition to managing a team of conservation biologists, Greg’s work focuses on conserving shorebirds dependent upon the Delaware Bay stopover.