Nat Miller

Senior Director of Conservation, Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi Flyway

Nat Miller is the Senior Director of Conservation for National Audubon Society’s Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi Flyway. Miller joined Audubon in 2014, leading a conservation and science team that uses birds as indicator species to help inform ecosystem management. Miller works to develop and implement Audubon’s conservation and science programs across the Great Lake’s Region with ambitious goals to restore and protect the waters of the Great Lakes and thousands of acres of coastal areas that provide important habitat for hundreds of species of migratory land birds and breeding marsh birds that have declining populations.

Prior to Audubon, Miller was the assistant director for the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance where he worked across six Caribbean islands managing parks and establishing protected area policy. Earlier in his career, Miller was the Protected Areas Manager at Ya’axché Conservation Trust in Southern Belize where he built and led a ranger team to manage over 100,000 acres of relatively pristine rainforest and savanna.

Miller currently serves as a board member of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Joint Venture Science Team and on the Great Lakes Coastal Assembly. Miller holds a M.A. in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Miami University.

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Articles by Nat Miller

Habitat Restoration Progress at Powderhorn Lake Forest Preserve
Coastal Wetlands

Habitat Restoration Progress at Powderhorn Lake Forest Preserve

— Construction underway at major habitat restoration project in the Calumet Region
Marsh Birds Provide the Blueprint for Wetland Restoration

Marsh Birds Provide the Blueprint for Wetland Restoration

— "These incredible [marsh bird] species tell us how to save our wetlands and water. It won’t be easy and it won’t be fast, but if we want future generations to enjoy the wonders of birds and nature and abundant and clean water, it’s worth it."