Our Naturalists and Speakers
These partners are key to helping us educate our community members about the importance of preserving the natural beauty of our lands. Without them we would not be able to build the level of awareness and support needed to continue operating our foundation and protecting our beautiful area.
RICH GREBB -Rich taught astronomy for 33 years in the public schools of PA. From 1979 to 1986 he directed the E.F. Groner Planetarium for Stroudsburg School District. He taught Earth Science and Astronomy for Pocono Mt. School District for 26 years.
Rich received his MA in Physical Science from West Chester University in Pennsylvania in 1978 and has since conducted numerous astronomy presentations and workshops for public and private groups. Outdoor night observations with students, parents, resort guests, nature center members and local starry sky enthusiasts is now Rich’s avocation and passion.
JOSH FLAD - Join Josh Flad, author of the Buck Hill Forest Management Plan (jointly sponsored by the Buck Hill Conservation Foundation and the Buck Hill Falls Company), for a ramble along the trails on June 26. We will explore the highlights and concerns of forest management at Buck Hill Falls.
Josh Flad, SAF CF, ISA CA., founder of Green Leaf Consulting Services, firmly believes in the "wise use" principles of conservation. Over the years he has successfully worked with private landowners, public and non profit organizations including: The Milford Experimental Forest, US Forest Service, US Park Service, The Pinchot Institute for Conservation, The Nature Conservancy, The Delaware Highlands Conservancy and Lackawanna College.
Green Leaf Consulting Services (GLCS), is dedicated to helping landowners achieve their resource management goals, finding innovative solutions and providing guidance for long run sustainability. GLCS employs innovative approaches and technological advances in forest inventory and modeling software, mobile devices and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
DARRYL SPEICHER - Darryl is a native of Barrett Township and a graduate of Pocono Mountain High School. He holds a degree in biology from Bridgewater State College and is a federally licensed master bird bander.
Darryl has worked for the Audubon Naturalist Society, The Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Hawkwatch International, and The Institute for Bird Populations. Along with his wife Jackie, he founded the Pocono Avian Research Center in 2000. Their work with northern saw-whet owls has been published in The Wilson Journal of Ornithology . He has also co-authored a paper with Frank May, The Birds of Buck Hill Falls Pennsylvania, published in the Journal Cassinia .
Darryl has been an invited speaker for organizations such as the Wilson Ornithological Society, the Delaware Valley Bird Club, the Eastern Bird Banders Association, and the Pennsylvania Society of Ornithology. Darryl, his wife Jackie, and sons Jordan and Jacob reside in Barrett Township. He is currently employed as an environmental educator with the Monroe County Conservation District.