About Andy Buchsbaum
Andy Buchsbaum is Regional Executive Director of the National Wildlife Federation’s regional Great Lakes office. Major projects of the 20-staff office include Great Lakes restoration, prevention of the introduction of aquatic invasive species, Great Lakes water management reform, protection of the Great Lakes from global warming, protection of Lake Superior from sulfide mining, and environmental education.
A recovering attorney, Andy has testified on a wide range of Great Lakes issues before Congressional committees and state legislatures. Recently, much of Andy’s time has been spent as co-chair of the 90-member “Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition,” the primary non-governmental coalition championing Great Lakes restoration. Andy also was one of the lead negotiators on behalf of the conservation community on the proposed Great Lakes Water Resources Compact to protect the Great Lakes from diversions and unwise water use. He also is a Trustee for the Great Lakes Fishery Trust and a Board member of the Leslie Science and Nature Center.