AFWA Welcomes Maggie Ernest Johnson as Adaptation Program Manager

June, 8, 2018

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) welcomes Maggie Ernest Johnson as their Adaptation Program Manager. Maggie will manage the Associations’ programs and activities related to climate adaptation and provide leadership in managing national efforts to develop and implement practical climate adaptation strategies for fish, wildlife and habitats.  

Maggie comes to us from the Wildlands Network where she has worked recently with state government agencies and a broad array of partners in North Carolina and Virginia to improve landscape connectivity for wildlife and reduce wildlife mortality on roadways.  She served in the Peace Corps in Ghana from 2011-2013 and has also worked for the Jane Goodall Research Institute at Duke University and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Maggie is also part of the Standing Committee on Ecology and Transportation which is under the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. 

“Maggie’s experience will help AFWA advance the work of state fish and wildlife agencies and partners for climate-ready fish and wildlife management,” stated Ron Regan, Executive Director of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies.

Maggie holds a Masters of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School at Duke University and a B.S. in Environmental Technology and Management from North Carolina State University.  Her hobbies include rock climbing, wildlife viewing, yoga and traveling.