John Kanter holds a BS in Wildlife Management from Ohio State University and an MS in Wildlife Ecology from the University of New Hampshire. For 24 years John worked at New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, first as the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Species Biologist and more recently as the Supervisor of the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program. John has worked with an array of wildlife species, including songbirds and shorebirds, salamanders and snakes, marten and lynx, butterflies and freshwater mussels.
John became National Wildlife Federation’s senior wildlife biologist in August of 2017. He provides support and leadership to national and regional staff and state affiliates on priority fish and wildlife management and conservation issues.
John and his family enjoy time in the outdoors together whether they are hiking, birding, fishing, or paddling.