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Since 2006, Peter has served as a liaison between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey in his role as Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Coordinator. In this role, Peter leads a wide range of teams and workgroups for the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership addressing issues related to monitoring, management, science and policy, focused on the health and restoration of the Bay watershed. He holds a bachelor's in forest biology, masters in wildlife management and a PhD. in fisheries science. He has worked across the Chesapeake Bay watershed for over 30 years and started his career as a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contract employee banding American woodcock on the lower Delmarva Peninsula, and with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries restoring river otter and snowshoe hare populations. Peter grew up in the eastern U.S. enjoying the outdoors with his family of hunters and fishermen.