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.

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For more information contact Cindy Becker, 

Southern Driftless Grasslands Coordinator, 

(608) 930-3252 or email at cindy@driftlessconservancy.org

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