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Larry Master has been photographing wildlife and natural history subjects for more than 50 years. After doctoral and post-doctoral studies at the University of Michigan, Larry spent 20 years with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and 6 years with NatureServe, most of that time as Chief Zoologist. NatureServe is an offshoot of the Conservancy and is the umbrella organization for the network of natural heritage programs in every U.S. state and Canadian province as well as in many Latin American countries. Larry started several of these programs (e.g., MI, NH, VT) and also oversaw the development of TNC's and NatureServe’s central zoological databases. He also served on EPA’s Science Advisory Board. Larry conceived and co-authored Rivers of Life: Critical Watersheds for Protecting Freshwater Biodiversity. He has also authored numerous other publications as well as chapters in several books (e.g., Precious Heritage, Our Living Resources). In his retirement he serves on boards of NatureServe,The Nature Conservancy's Adirondack Chapter, the Adirondack Council, the Adirondack Explorer, the Ausable River Association, Northern New York Audubon, and the Northern Forest Atlas Foundation, as well as on the Wildlife Conservation Society's Adirondack Advisory Group, the Advisory Group of the Biodiversity Research Institute, the Science/Recovery Advisory Board of Living with Wolves, the Vermont Center for Ecostudies Science Advisory Council, the Mirror Lake Watershed Association, and the American Society of Mammalogists Mammal Images Library. Larry lives in Lake Placid.

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