Roy DuVerger - Freelance Wildlife Photographer
Roy is an accomplished outdoorsman, Master Wildlife Conservationist with formal education in Wildlife and Forestry Conservation, and freelance wildlife photographer.
Founder and past president of the Apalachee Ecological Conservancy, a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit, membership organization, incorporated in 2000. With popular and productive beginnings in Alligator Point, had expanded its programs and focus on environmental issues of interest to our membership that faced North Florida’s coastal watersheds, from the Suwannee River west to the Alabama border.
Key presenter at public talks and handled media interviews including radio and newspaper; developed strategies and presented information to local, state and federal elected officials regarding development issues; formed key alliances with other environmental organizations to challenge and bring about change in the area of coastal development; lobbied federal, state and county representatives on national and regional environmental issues.
Performed sea turtle nesting surveys and biological studies as authorized under the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve and Department of Recreation Bald Point State Park Marine Turtle Permits. Biological studies included nest/crawl determination and post hatch analysis of nest chambers.
Former head of herpetofaunal research project in Bald Point State Park under a Scientific Collecting/Research Permit provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Project included cataloging captured species, track pad placement and data collection to determine territory and numbers of larger species.
Participating in the "Northern Gulf Coast Monarch Over-Wintering Count". The purpose of this project is to watch for monarchs and gather data to answer the question of “Do monarch butterflies over-winter along the northern Gulf Coast?”
Member of MonarchWatch, participate in the capture, tagging and release of Monarch Butterflies.
Former Member of Lakewatch/Project Coast water sampling team for Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve.
Former Member of the Bald Point State Park Advisory Board.