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Bill DeLany, PhD

Billy Delany

Senior Ecologist and Restoration Specialist

As a valuable member of Delta’s team, Dr. DeLany provides developmental, technical, and management guidance for all coastal and inland wetland restoration efforts. He is certified Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) and Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP). His career encompasses 32 years of wetland experience in coastal marshes, prairie, and forested wetlands. His skill set includes ecological investigation, sampling and monitoring, education outreach, wetland regulatory permitting, wildlife management, and grant, proposal, and appropriation writing. Prior to joining Delta, Dr. DeLany served as a Coastal Scientist for C-K Associates; tenured Program Leader of the Wildlife Management Curriculum for McNeese State University; oversaw 250,000 acres of coastal marsh for Miami Corporation; and managed coastal marshes within the Cameron Creole Watershed for Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. Dr. DeLany received his Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management (McNeese State University), his Master of Science in Wildlife Management (LSU), and his Doctorate in Human Resource Education and Workforce Development (LSU). Dr. DeLany brings an extensive understanding of wetland ecology and management experience to the Delta team.

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