Dr. Mace Hack is the State Director for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. In this position, he leads a statewide staff of 20 to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Mace holds an undergraduate degree in biology from Princeton University and a doctorate in biology from the University of California at San Diego, and has worked on wildlife conservation projects in both the USA and internationally, including extensive work on the grasslands of East Africa. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Mace worked for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission as Assistant Administrator for the Wildlife Division, where he and his team were responsible for research and population monitoring of both game and non-game wildlife, including endangered species. Mace also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor for the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.