Marshall Johnson serves as Audubon’s Chief Conservation Officer, overseeing its Science, Policy, Conservation strategies and field offices, Network and hemispheric programs. Marshall leads strategic direction for hemispheric-wide conservation work at Audubon to address the unprecedented climate change and biodiversity crises facing birds.
He previously served as Vice President for Audubon Dakotas where he spearheaded the development and launch of the Northern Great Plains Grasslands project, which has conserved nearly 500,000 acres across the Dakotas, partnering with over 300 farmers, ranchers and communities. Marshall also served as Vice President of Audubon’s Conservation Ranching Initiative, now America’s largest regenerative, bird-friendly land certification, spanning more than 3.5M acres across 16 states.
In addition to overseeing key Audubon partnerships throughout the US, Canada, Latin America, and in the Caribbean, Marshall serves on the North American Wetlands Conservation Coalition and the Neotropical Bird Conservation Advisory Group, supporting the Migratory Bird Act and the Neotropical Bird Act, laws instituted to protect migratory birds across the Western Hemisphere. An avid outdoor sportsman, he is also a member of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council. Marshall resides in Fargo, ND.