SOUTH CAROLINA (Jan. 19, 2022) – Audubon South Carolina is pleased to announce that Sherri Fields has joined its team as Conservation Director.
Fields brings more than three decades of government agency and conservation experience to this new role, which is responsible for bringing National Audubon's conservation vision and strategic priorities to life in South Carolina.
“I am thrilled to join the SC Audubon team as we embark on critical conservation efforts that benefit both birds and communities across South Carolina," said Fields. "I look forward to engaging with partners, supporters, and stakeholders across the state as we seek opportunities to protect and restore critical habitat."
Fields began her career working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, DC on wetlands and water policy, later moving to EPA’s regional office in Atlanta to work on community-based approaches to environmental protection and regulatory compliance. She joined the Southeast Region of the National Park Service in 2003 where she served as the regional Chief of the Science and Natural Resource Management Division and later as the Deputy Regional Director for Natural and Cultural Resources, supporting over 66 park units across the Southeast. In 2017, she assumed the role of Laboratory Director of the Hollings Marine Lab for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Charleston, SC.
“Sherri is a proven leader with a successful track record of bringing diverse stakeholders together to tackle thorny environmental challenges, and we are thrilled to have her join our team,” said Angelina Ricci Eisenhauer, Audubon South Carolina’s Interim Executive Director.
As Conservation Director, Fields will oversee Audubon South Carolina’s efforts to identify, protect and restore the state’s most valuable coastal, marsh and forest habitat to support healthy bird populations. She will also work to increase climate resilience through the use of natural infrastructure, and expand the adoption of sustainable, bird-friendly forestry and agricultural practices throughout the state.
Fields has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science from Hampton University and a Master of Public Administration from Louisiana State University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in leadership at Charleston Southern University.
About Audubon South Carolina
Audubon South Carolina protects birds and the places they need, right here in South Carolina. We’re the state office of the National Audubon Society, which has more than one million members and a century-long track record of success. In South Carolina, we represent nearly 27,000 Audubon members and supporters, eight Audubon chapters and bird club partners, two Audubon nature centers and more than 30,000 acres of land that we own and manage. Learn more about what we do and how to help at sc.audubon.org. Follow us on Facebook at @scaudubon, Twitter at @audubonsc, and Instagram at @audubon_sc.
About National Audubon Society
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more how to help at www.audubon.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @audubonsociety.
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