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Mike McKenzie

Mike McKenzie

Mike McKenzie is a (part time) retiree from a career in animal health and sustainable technologies.  His applied biology and chemistry in food science and green technologies resulted in breakthroughs that continue to reduce use of chemical alternatives today.  He also helped establish a pet food company, and build several new plants and teams in the US, and internationally in the Netherlands.    

Mike has a volunteer history with the USFWS, MO Dept. of Conservation, and National Audubon among others.  He performed Breeding Bird Surveys and led recruiting for Missouri's Breeding Bird Atlas.  His rural upbringing instilled a passion for the outdoors and our natural legacy. It is evidenced by his lifelong birding, hunting, and habitat enhancement projects.  He's a past WRP landowner where he enhanced moist soil vegetation increasing the animal and plant diversity of his palustrine wetland. 


This past year Mike completed Master Naturalist Training and logged more than two hundred hours of volunteer work.  He remains passionate about adding to his natural legacy knowledge and restoring natural areas.  Mike looks forward to helping others bolster Nebraska's conservation biology and education through assisting NMNF with fundraising and endowment initiatives.              

Our Impact to Date Since 2010

  • Trained Master Naturalists


  • Volunteer Hours


  • Volunteer Projects


  • Impact Value


  • Pioneers Park
    Pioneers Park
  • CPBS
  • Nebraska Wildlife Rehab
    Nebraska Wildlife Rehab
  • Wildcat Hills Nature Center
    Wildcat Hills Nature Center
  • Prairie Plains Resource Institue
    Prairie Plains Resource Institue
  • Bird Conservancy of The Rockies
    Bird Conservancy of The Rockies
  • UN State Museum
    UN State Museum
  • Hastings Museum
    Hastings Museum
  • Riverside Discovery Center
    Riverside Discovery Center
  • Prairie Loft
    Prairie Loft
  • Nebraska Wildlife Federation
    Nebraska Wildlife Federation
  • Glacier Creek Prairie Preserve
    Glacier Creek Prairie Preserve
  • Nebraska Invasive Species Program
    Nebraska Invasive Species Program
  • Audubon Society of Omaha
    Audubon Society of Omaha
  • Edgerton Explorit Center.
    Edgerton Explorit Center.
  • Claire M Hubbard Foundation
    Claire M Hubbard Foundation
  • Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District
    Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District
  • Hugo A. and Thelma Aspegren Foundation
    Hugo A. and Thelma Aspegren Foundation
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