Bill Patterson

Meet the scientist video, grades 3–12



Bill directs The Nature Conservancy’s forest conservation programs in Maine as well as stewardship of its preserves in Maine’s North Woods — including the 180,000-acre St. John River Forest and the Debsconeag Wilderness. A native Mainer, Bill remembers boating with his grandmother in the Gulf of Maine’s Casco Bay as his first nature experience. His favorite tree in the world is the paper birch — but his favorite place is half a world away, in the village of Toracari, Bolivia, where he spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Published November 2013