Wayne MacCallum, Director of Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, retired in February. Wayne served on the ACJV Management Board since it’s inception in 1988 and has been a strong advocate for the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). He served as chairperson of the NAWCA council, which has been responsible for millions of dollars in federal grants to Massachusetts and across the nation, to protect habitat for migratory birds.
Wayne MacCallum has over forty years of experience in applied ecological management, in both the public (33 years) and private (12 years) sectors. His career started as a wildlife technician with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, working in waterfowl research and management. After working for Woodward-Clyde, a private environmental consulting firm, Wayne returned to the Division in 1983 as Assistant Director of Wildlife Research. In 1988, he was appointed Acting Director of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and was subsequently appointed Director in 1989. As Director, he oversaw and administered operations of the Division and represented Massachusetts in national fish and wildlife conservation matters. Wayne retired from his position as Director in March 2015.
His recent national activities included appointment by the Secretary of the Interior to the North American Wetlands Conservation Council (NAWCC) and the Neotropical Bird Advisory Group. Wayne was a voting member of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) Task Force on current migratory waterfowl harvest regulations and Co-chair of the AFWA Taskforce on state contributions to Canadian North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) projects.
Wayne’s past activities include consultant to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regulations Committee, Chair of the Atlantic Flyway Council, Chair of the Atlantic Coast Habitat Joint Venture Management Board, and Atlantic Flyway Council Representative on the Canadian and U.S. Sea Duck Joint Venture Management Board. Wayne is a Past President of the Northeast Fish and Wildlife Directors Association (1994) and the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (1997-98).