Senior Director-Conservation ScienceWestern Pennsylvania Conservancy
Charles is a western Pennsylvania native and studied ecology at the University of Wisconsin. He has broad experience in regional flora, fauna, ecosystems and conservation issues. Much of his focus has been on rare and endangered species, natural communities and biodiversity conservation. Since 1981 he has worked for WPC; first as part of the PA Natural Heritage Program, and now broadly providing science support across programs. He is a Research Associate at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in the Section of Invertebrate Zoology, and serves on several state committees including the Governor’s Invasive Species Council, DCNR’s Ecosystem Management Advisory Committee and technical committees of the PA Biological Survey.