Northwest Trek Wildlife Park’s Zoological Curator Marc Heinzman has been accepted into the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders program. This national two-year program brings together twenty emerging leaders in the wildlife conversation field for intense training in developing well-rounded and successful conservation campaigns.
“I’m extremely passionate about the conservation of wildlife, and this program will give me the skills and knowledge to be as effective as possible in working toward that goal,” said Heinzman.
Acceptance into the program provides the opportunity to connect with other emerging conservationists from across the country and other parts of the world. Participants will work in teams to develop, implement and evaluate a wildlife conservation project in the United States or globally.
“I’m looking forward to collaborating on an impactful wildlife campaign that produces real, measurable outcomes,” said Heinzman.
Heinzman said he specifically hopes to strengthen his skills in facilitation, mediation and fundraising and use those skills to advance Metro Parks Tacoma conservation priorities.