Schaadt to Represent the Audubon Society
DuBois - Penn State DuBois Wildlife Technology Professor Charles Schaadt has always been a good steward for the environment. Now, Schaadt will take his passion for environmental conservation to the national level. The National Audubon Society recently invited Schaadt to Washington DC to be trained as a lobbyist for public land issues in Alaska.
According to Audubon's website, their mission is "to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity." Schaadt's experience and knowledge fit into that mission very well. He has spent years researching the reintroduction of ospreys, a fish eating bird of prey, into their natural environment. He also actively researches eagles, hawks and migratory songbirds. He has conducted extensive research in Alaska in the past, which is especially relevant to his new mission as a lobbyist.
Schaadt wasted no time while at the nation's capitol, and began to appeal to lawmakers immediately. "After three days of training, I met with Senators Casey and Specter and our local representative, Glenn Thompson," he said. "We discussed upcoming legislation on land and wildlife issues and oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Tongass National Forest, the National Petroleum Reserve and elsewhere in Alaska."