Bill Zeedyk and his wife, Mary Maulsby, own Zeedyk Ecological Consulting, LLC. Established in 2004, its purpose is to specialize in small stream and wetland restoration across the Desert Southwest. With more than 280 completed projects, Bill has developed, tested, and applied a wide variety of treatments and practices on both public and private lands in the US and Mexico. Bill has worked with a variety of individuals and organizations, including other restoration practitioners, agency personnel, university classes, volunteer groups, contracts, researchers, and landowners to plan, design, and carry out these projects, under a wide variety of ecological situations and conditions.
Bill grew up in the Eastern USA, graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 1956. He worked with the US Forest Service for 34 years, with experience in habitat management challenges on National Forests in the Northeast, Southeast and Southwest (New Mexico and Arizona).
Bill has presented numerous seminars and on-the-ground workshops for students, while also authoring three books and a range of other publications. He is a lifelong member of the Wildlife Society, a professional organization for wildlife biologists, as well as an active supporter of Albuquerque Wildlife Federation (founded in 1914), Ducks Unlimited, American Rivers, The Nature Conservancy, and other conservation organizations.
He and Mary reside in rural northeastern New Mexico, where they have successfully restored a wetland of their own.