This expedition takes advantage of the long mid-summer hours of daylight as you trace pristine shores, cross the Arctic Circle, and observe countless numbers of seabirds. You’ll visit remote Bering Sea and Pribilof Island communities, and search for whales, northern fur seals, Arctic foxes, and brown bears.
As the State Director for The Nature Conservancy in Alaska, Randall has an extensive background in natural resource issues with 30 years of experience in conservation, research, analysis, management, and use of natural resources, especially in northern ecosystems. He oversaw The Nature Conservancy’s marine conservation efforts in partnership with the communities of St. Paul and St. George, part of the remote Pribilof Islands, and participated in seabird restoration efforts on Hawadax Island (then Rat Island) in the Aleutian chain. In 2005 he assisted the US Fish and Wildlife Service on a seabird monitoring expedition to St. Matthew and Hall Islands. Prior to becoming State Director in 2007, Randall was the Director of Conservation for The Nature Conservancy in Alaska. Previously, he was co-founder and Alaska Program Director with Pacific GIS, a Portland, Oregon based non-profit created to enhance public access to geographic data and technology. His GIS experience also includes development of a GIS database for the Prince William Sound-Copper River ecosystem in southcentral Alaska, in conjunction with Conservation International and Ecotrust and management of the North Slope Borough’s GIS office. His educational background includes a B.A. from Middlebury College in Northern Studies and a M.A. from Yale University in Forest Ecology and Silviculture. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Foraker Group and Institute of the North.