Dr. Rachel Seabury Sprague
Rachel is Director of Conservation for Pūlama Lānaʻi, which owns and manages 98% of Lānaʻi for its major private landowner. Rachel earned her B.A. at Bowdoin College, and her Ph.D.from the University of Montana, focusing on physiology and behavior of Laysan albatross. Rachel’s experience with coastal and island wildlife spans two decades, from the Bay of Fundy in Canada to the main and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. She has led a release program for captive-bred endangered birds on California’s Channel Islands, and served as the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Coordinator with NOAA Fisheries. She moved to Lānaʻi in 2016 to help build Pūlama Lānaʻi’s wildlife and habitat conservation programs. Rachel is a past president and current member of the board of directors for the Western Section of The Wildlife Society, as well as a boardmember for the Hawaiʻi Chapter of The Wildlife Society, and advisor to the Hawaiʻi Marine Mammal Alliance.