We are excited to welcome new Boreal Songbird Initiative board member Tim Richardson. Tim brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the fields of conservation and campaign management. He will be a tremendous asset as BSI furthers its mission of helping to establish Canada’s boreal forest as the best conserved landscape on Earth. Tim will serve as BSI secretary and treasurer and, together with the rest of the board, will provide guidance on BSI’s management and operations.
Tim is a Washington D.C.-based, multi-client government affairs and media consultant with a special focus on ecosystem-scale wildlife and fisheries issues. Among his roles, Tim is the only consultant to work both the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon restoration efforts on behalf of grant applicants and his Alaska Native corporation and Texas coastal clients have received over $500 million in restoration funding.
Tim has also served as government affairs director for Wildlife Forever for the last 26 years engaging extensively in legislative issues and land trust conservation, including recent efforts to purchase coal and timber inholdings in Alaska’s Copper River Delta as well as critical wildlife habitat within the Mississippi River watershed. Tim has helped Wildlife Forever produce nearly two billion conservation education impressions about harmful invasive species.
He is co-author of the book Kodiak Bears & The Exxon Valdez and was a consultant on the National Geographic film “Giant Bears of Kodiak Island,” broadcast to a global audience of more than one billion people in 90 nations. Early in his career, Tim was an assistant to US Senator Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX) and retains many Texas clients and connections.