Ron Rohrbaugh

Director, Conservation Science and Forest Programs

Ron's work focuses on dynamic forest management to create healthy, working forests that benefit birds and other wildlife, while meeting socio-economic needs for forest products. This includes conservation planning, active management, forester training, partnership building, and landowner outreach. In addition, Ron provides scientific leadership for Audubon Pennsylvania's many conservation projects. Before coming to Audubon in May 2018, Ron spent 21 years as Assistant Director of the Conservation Science Program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Ron completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently Chair of the International Wood Thrush Conservation Alliance and a member of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies conservation committee.

Articles by Ron Rohrbaugh

Fire for Good and a Healthy Forest

Fire for Good and a Healthy Forest

— Fire is at once the most powerful and enigmatic force in our natural world. Today, conservation biologists understand the importance of intentionally returning fire to a landscape as a way of improving habitat and recovering declining species.
Audubon Maryland-DC and Audubon Pennsylvania have joined forces to become Audubon Mid-Atlantic.