Tice SuppleePresident: Tice Supplee

Education and Certificates
B.S. Cornell University, Wildlife Ecology 1973
M.S. University of Arizona, Wildlife Management 1981
The Wildlife Society Certified Wildlife Biologist 1983
Certified Arizona Peace Officer (retired Arizona Game Ranger) 1979-2004
Arizona Certified Public Manager 1988


  • The Wildlife Society Professional Service Award - Arizona Chapter 1985 and 2016
  • Arizona Wildlife Federation-Wildlife Conservationist-1987
  • Arizona Wildlife Federation-Thomas E. McCullough Award-2005
  • National Audubon Society ACE Award-2007
  • U.S. Department of Interior Cooperative Conservation Award-2008
  • Arizona Elk Society President’s Award-2016
  • The Wildlife Society Arizona Chapter President 1981
  • The Wildlife Society Southwest Section President 1983 and 2008
  • Intermountain West Joint Venture Managing Board Member 1993-2004
  • Arizona Elk Society Board Member, 2005-2007
  • Arizona Antelope Foundation President, 2008-2009 and Board Member 2005-present
  • Phoenix Mountains Preservation Council President 2007-2008 and Board Member 2002-present
  • Agency Representative Upper San Pedro Partnership Advisory Committee 2007-2010
  • National Audubon Society Fellowship 2008


  • Research Assistant, University of Arizona Environmental Research Lab 1973-1975.
  • Research Assistant, Arizona Game and Fish Department 1975-1979
  • Wildlife Habitat Biologist, Tucson, Arizona Game and Fish Department 1979-1988
  • Game Branch Chief, Arizona Game and Fish Department, 1988-2004
  • Arizona Director of Bird Conservation, National Audubon Society, 2005-present
  • Phoenix College (Maricopa County Community Colleges), Adjunct Faculty, 2005-present


My 29 year career with the Arizona Game and Fish Department included experiences in research, habitat management, game management and urban wildlife. My “second” career with the National Audubon Society is focused on birds and their habitats. Arizona and the Southwest is my home, and I have professional relationships nationally and internationally, primarily in the western United States and northern Mexico. I have retained my interest in game wildlife through volunteer commitments with Arizona big game conservation organizations. Wildlife conservation in the American Southwest demands partnerships and collaborative work to achieve success. My work at Audubon includes administration of the Arizona Important Bird Areas program. Sites that are critical to a complete life cycle for resident and migratory birds are given this status. I have been involved in collaborative management related to the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area and most recently the Coordinated Resources Management Planning for the Horseshoe Ranch allotments on the Agua Fria National Monument. I have received basic field training in Multiple Indicator Monitoring for riparian area management and assist BLM personnel in collection of this data at Agua Fria National Monument as a part of the River Pathways program.

I have had a wide range of diverse experiences that include law enforcement, program administration, training in and application of conservation planning tools and both administration of grant programs and development of grant proposals. Additionally, I teach Southwest natural history, environmental biology and field biology part time at Phoenix College, part of the Maricopa County Community Colleges system.