Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
David Sample received his M.S. in Environmental Studies from University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is currently the Ecologist for the State Natural Areas Program with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation.
From 1985 – 2015 he was a grassland and savanna bird ecologist for the WI DNR. He is the senior author of a guidebook for managing habitat for grassland birds in Wisconsin, and has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He also has conducted research on the integration of grassland bird and other wildlife needs into agricultural ecosystems.