Welcome to the 2022 Summer Conservation Forum and Tour & Southeast Region Meeting of the National Association of Conservation Districts! 

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John A. Huffman

National Wildlife Refuge System, Division of Natural Resources and Conservation Planning
Chief, Branch of Habitat Restoration
John Huffman leads the Branch of Habitat Restoration, part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Falls Church, Virginia. The Branch oversees the national policy, budget and implementation of voluntary habitat conservation programs including the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, Coastal Program, Farm Conservation Program and Marine Program. Prior to moving to headquarters in 2021, he was the Southwest Regional Coordinator and for the Service’s Gulf Restoration Program. There, his team collaborated across Service regions, agencies, states and other conservation groups to develop plans and projects to restore the Gulf of Mexico with settlement funds from the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. John has worked for the Service for 23 years and has over 28 years of experience working on fish, wildlife, and habitat issues with a focus on partnerships for collaborative conservation to benefit both species, including the imperiled species, and communities.