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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

I am a wildlife biologist who oversees studies within the Gulf of Alaska Unit of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Born and raised in the land-locked State of Colorado, the lure of living in Alaska began when I was 6 years old, and became a reality when I was offered a job with this refuge in the Aleutian Islands in 1980. A somewhat circuitous career path (including work on endangered species recovery and Northern fur seal breeding behavior) led me to my current position that mainly involves seabird monitoring work throughout the Gulf of Alaska. My professional interests include conservation biology, population ecology, and mediation. 

Leslie is conducting seabird and marine mammal studies in support of the Surviving the Gauntlet aspect of the Gulf of Alaska Project.