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conservationist , educator , naturalist , ornithologist

Charles Robert Smith, American conservationist, naturalist, ornithologist, educator. Grantee New York State Department Environmental Conservation, 1983-1984, 84-85, 85-86, 86-87, 87-88, 88-89, United States Department of Agriculture, 1988-1991, 91-92, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, 1988-1989, 92-93, United States Forest Service, 1989-1990, 90-91, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 1991-1994.


Smith, Charles Robert was born on June 30, 1948 in Johnson City, Tennessee, United States. Son of Charles Oliver and Ruby (Maston) Smith.


Bachelor of Science, East Tennessee State University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1977.


Lecturer department natural resources, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1976-1977;director education and information services, Cornell Laboratory Ornithology, Ithaca, 1977-1987;acting executive director, Cornell Laboratory Ornithology, Ithaca, 1979-1981;senior extension associate, director special projects, Cornell Laboratory Ornithology, Ithaca, 1987-1992;adjunct assistant professor wildlife science department natural resources, Cornell Univercity, 1979-1988;adjunct associate professor wildlife science, Cornell Univercity, 1988-1992;senior research associate department natural resources, Cornell Univercity, since 1992. Adviser nongame and endangered species management Commissioner of New York Department Environmental Conservation, since 1984, commissioner New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, since 1987. Member Freshwater Wetlands Advisory Committee, since 1988, Advisory Committee for Northern Montezuma Wetlands Complex, North America Waterfowl Management Plan, since 1989, Cornell Plantations Advisory Board, since 1985.

Statewide coordinator New York State Breeding Bird Surveys, since 1986. Associate chairman New York State Breeding Bird Atlas Steering Committee, 1979-1988. Delegate International Council Bird Preservation.


  • Other Work

    • Technology editor The Living Bird Quarterly, 1981-1992. Member editorial advisory committee Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State, 1985-1988. Contributor articles to professional and refereed publications.


Member American Ornithologists' Union (elective member), Cooper Ornithological Society, Ecological Society of America, Federation New York State Bird Clubs, International Association Landscape Ecology, Society Conservation Biology (charter), Tennessee Ornithological Society (life), Wildlife Society, Wilson Ornithological Society (life).


Charles Oliver Smith

Ruby (Maston) Smith