FULL-TIME CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER
Kathy Davis was introduced to conservation volunteering about 11 years ago, when a friend who knew she was interested in the outdoors recommended she attend a leadership steering committee meeting for stream and lake assessment programs in Pennsylvania. Davis ended up taking a handful of volunteers and, over the course of 10 years, grew them into the 2,900-strong Citizens Volunteer Monitoring Program, saving the state $8 million in the process.
But that's just one Kathy Davis story. There are others, including her work with marking and recapturing bears, her efforts to limit epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) in deer and, most recently, her attempt to increase hunter numbers through new state legislation.
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