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The National Wildlife Federation Board of Directors is essential to guiding the Federation's mission and work. Discover our board members' stories by clicking their names below.

Bill Houston

Bill Houston

Board Chair

Bill’s lifelong passion for environmental advocacy led him to join the National Wildlife Federation's affiliate, the Natural Resources Council of Maine, to protect the West Branch of the Penobscot River from the Big A Dam, in the early 1980s. For several years Bill worked with NRCM to organize a Guide's Rendezvous—a conference designed to empower guides to take actions to protect Maine’s environment. He served on the Board of Directors for NRCM for seven years, with two years as Board President. In 2002, NRCM recognized Bill’s efforts to protect Maine's wild and scenic places by honoring him with an Environmental Achievement Award. Learn more >>

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More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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