Randy Hoffman

Retired ecologist Randy Hoffman spent his nearly 30-year career with the Wisconsin State Natural Areas Program. His statewide responsibilities provided the opportunity to experience the best nature Wisconsin has to offer. Hoffman’s ecological work led to the establishment of more than 300 State Natural Areas. He is the past president of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, author of Wisconsin’s Natural Communities and When Things Happen, and was the major contributor to Wisconsin’s Important Bird Areas. He enjoys nature exploration, birding, writing, and public service. He lives with his wife, JoAnn, in Waunakee, Wisconsin.