The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) is a not-for-profit organization of concerned citizens and professionals founded in 1985 to develop and conduct bald eagle and environmental recovery programs in the United States and to assist private, state and federal projects that do the same. Our goal is to fully restore the bald eagle, the U.S.A.’s National Symbol, to America’s lands and skies and to “Build A Nest-Egg” for their future care and protection. We are headquartered at the Dollywood entertainment park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Our primary contributor to this blog is Bob Hatcher, Nongame & Endangered Wildlife Coordinator for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency from 1978 – 2001.
His achievements include:
- Tennessee Wildlife Professional of the Year, The Wildlife Society
- National Bald Eagle Person of the year, Eagle Nature Foundation
- Jane Whitson Conservation Award (Tennessee), The Nature Conservancy
- Distinguished Service Award, Tennessee Ornithological Society
- Lifetime Achievement Award, Tennessee Chapter, The Wildlife Society.
Bob led the Tennessee Eagle Program from 1980 – 2000 and served on the Southeastern Bald Eagle Recovery Team from 1997-2001. He has written many authoritative publications on eagles. He is currently an eagle consultant with the American Eagle Federation, responding to email questions from viewers. He is also the leader of a Bald Eagle Grant Advisory Team, advising AEF concerning its administration of an endowment fund from the Bald Eagle Commemorative Act of 2004.
The American Eagle Foundation welcomes Bob Hatcher as the Primary Contributor to our Eagle Blog.