NMJH Welcomes Bernie McHugh!
This March, we’re excited to welcome Bernie McHugh as a new data vetter for Nature Mapping Jackson Hole. Bernie is a longtime bird enthusiast and Wilson resident. As a data vetter, Bernie will review wildlife observation submissions and occasionally reach out to Nature Mappers about unusual sightings or errors in data. This process ensures integrity in the Nature Mapping dataset, meaning that agency partners and other end users can rely on its quality.
Bernie McHugh is a semi-retired businessman from New England who has been doing non-profit conservation work since the late ’80’s a volunteer, staff member, board member and executive director.
He and Frances Clark moved to Jackson Hole in 2011 to experience – and help protect – the most intact temperate ecosystem in the Lower 48. He has been the secretary of the JH Bird & Nature Club since 2012 and previously served as a board officer of the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance.
He is currently president of Montana Audubon, an independent group not affiliated with National Audubon. He has seen 638 North American bird species – and is still counting.