Joseph M. Guthrie
Joseph M. Guthrie earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Centre College in Danville KY, and his Master of Science in Forestry from the University of Kentucky. During his graduate research, he headed a collaborative effort with the Archbold Biological Station and the University of Kentucky to track the movement of black bears in South Central Florida. This research formed the basis for the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition which has been featured in Audubon Magazine, on National Geographic Television and CNN. The expedition was also the subject of multiple features in the St. Petersburg Times of Florida and on National Geographic Newswatch. As expedition leader for two 1000-mile treks on foot, kayak, and bicycle from the Everglades to Okefenokee (2012) and from Kissimmee to Alabama (2015), Joe and his colleagues worked to raise awareness for conservation efforts throughout Florida, emphasizing the crucial role of private land conservation in maintaining ecological connectivity and wildlife corridor networks. As a consultant to the National Wildlife Refuge Association, Joe worked extensively on prioritizing restoration and habitat conservation projects in the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Current work at NBW includes research and analysis for a major conservation agriculture project in Tasmania.