BHAS Volunteer Staff – Elizabeth Rodrick, Vice President
My interest in birds developed at an early age when our family was stationed on Midway Island (now a National Wildlife Refuge). Later, I was one of the lucky people who turned my passion for nature into a career: as a wildlife biologist, recently retired from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. I continue to volunteer as a citizen scientist monitoring habitat conditions on wildlife refuges. I worked on Bald Eagle nest protection, snag retention regulations, identifying and acquiring critical habitat lands, and wildlife movement corridors. I have been an intermittent Audubon member since attending my first national convention in Milwaukie in 1971 where Roger Tory Peterson spoke. Currently, I work with the BHAS Conservation Committee focusing on state and local habitat protection issues. Also, I have assumed some of the duties of the BHAS President while this position is unfilled.
I also volunteer with the Capitol Land Trust and help build right relations with local Indian tribes. I played several team sports when I was younger and am now a dedicated walker/hiker. I am a native Washingtonian who is fortunate to live on Puget Sound; I like to clam and fish whenever I get the chance. I also love to read, travel, attend concerts, music festivals, lectures, and movies.