Nat Miller is the Senior Director of Conservation for the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River at National Audubon Society. Miller joined Audubon in 2014, leading a conservation and science team that uses birds as indicator species to help inform conservation. Miller works to develop and implement Audubon’s conservation and science programs across the Midwest with ambitious goals to restore and protect the waters of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basin along with thousands of acres of coastal and riparian areas that provide important habitat for hundreds of species of migratory and breeding birds. Prior to Audubon, Miller was the assistant director for the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance where he worked across six Caribbean islands managing parks and establishing protected area policy. Earlier in his career, Miller was the Protected Areas Manager at Ya’axché Conservation Trust in Southern Belize where he built and led a ranger team to manage over 100,000 acres of rainforest and savanna. Miller currently serves as a board member of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Joint Venture and on the Great Lakes Coastal Assembly. Miller holds a M.A. in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Miami University.
Nat’s favorite bird: Sora