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Martha Hayne Talbot

biologist , conservationist

Martha Hayne Talbot, American conservationist, biologist.


Talbot, Martha Hayne was born on August 3, 1932 in San Francisco, California, United States. Daughter of Francis Bourn and Anna (Walcott) Hayne.


Bachelor, Vassar College, 1954.


Co-founder, assistant director student conservation program United States National Parks, 1955-1959. Co-director East African Ecological Research Project, Kenya and Tanzania, 1959-1963. Assistant director Southeast Asia Project, International Union for Conservation of Nature/Natural Resources, 1964-1965.

Assistant coordinator International Biological Programme, London, 1966. Research associate Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1966-1975. Member, treasurer Fairfax County Park Authority, Fairfax, Virginia, 1973-1977.

Secretary-treasurer Talbot Racing Associates, McLean, since 1983. Owner, director Talbot Hayne Vineyard, St. Helena, California, since 1988. Secretary-treasurer Lee Talbot Associates International, McLean, since 1991.

Board director Student Conservation Association, 1966-1978, 83-87, honorary director, since 1987 (Service Honor award), Defenders of Wildlife, 1974-1977, Audubon Naturalist Society, 1975-1978, Rachel Carson Council, 1975-1994, treasurer, 1994-1998, vice president, since 1998.


Leader Boy Scouts American, Geneva, 1978-1983, transportation coordinator, McLean, 1989-1995. Member advisory council State of the Parks Program, National Parks Conservation Association, since 2010. Member Society Woman Geographers (board director 1972-1975, treasurer 1984-1989, treasurer Washington group 1990-1996, president since 2008, Flag awad, 2007, Outstanding Achievement award, 2008), Napa Valley Grape Growers Association, Rachels Network, Explorers Club (Flag awad, 2007), Woman's National Democratic Club, National Parks Conservation Association.


  • Other Interests

    Backpacking, hiking, bicycling, travel, swimming.


Married Lee Merriam Talbot, May 16, 1959. Children: Lawrence Hayne, Russell Merriam.

Francis Bourn Hayne

Anna (Walcott) Hayne

Lee Merriam Talbot

Lawrence Hayne Talbot

Russell Merriam Talbot