Dr. Bryan Lenz, 36, returns home to lead community recognition and avian conservation program; Carl Schwartz will chair Steering Committee

Bird City Wisconsin has announced the hiring of Dr. Bryan Lenz as director of its program to recognize communities who work with their residents to make the ir neighborhoods a better place for people, birds and other wildlife.

A Milwaukee‐area native, the 36‐ year‐old Lenz is returning home after spending a decade in New Orleans while completing his Ph.D. at Tulane University. Fo r his dissertation research he spent 16 months living in the Ama zon where he examined the impa cts of tropical forest cattle ranching on the mammal community , especially primates, while al so recording raptor sightings and data on the tree community.