Greg Evans has an extensive background planning and negotiating complex natural resource policy issues and managing conservation and sustainability programs as a senior professional in the environmental consulting field and the federal government, and as a public official at the state and local levels in Virginia. He has conducted research for federal/state wildlife managers focused on American black bear habitat concerns and resulting human/bear conflicts in the Southern Appalachian ecosystem.
As chair of one of the ten largest county park authorities in the US, Mr. Evans sponsored a wildlife dispute resolution policy which has been recognized nationally by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government for its innovative approach for settling disputes where natural and human habitat requirements clash.
As a consultant, he directed multi-disciplinary teams supporting a national-scale, five-year multi-federal agency/20 state partnership working with public stakeholders to build consensus on environmental and socioeconomic priorities and long-term land use planning at contaminated federal sites in the US. The effort received the Vice President’s Hammer Award for successfully reinventing government.
Mr. Evans holds masters’ degrees in natural resources and business administration with specialized training in conflict/dispute resolution and is a member of the adjunct faculty for the School of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the National Capital Region.
Maine Bear Hunting Reform Narrowly Rejected by Voters
Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting expressed disappointment about the election results on Question 1, but thanked more than a quarter million Mainers who voted to end bear baiting, hounding, and trapping.
"We are grateful to so many Maine voters for supporting this proposed reform, and we look forward to working with them and with ‘no’ and non-voters to outlaw the practices of bear hounding and trapping, because we believe there’s substantial agreement on that issue."