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Don Sutherland

Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia

I am an archaeologist with an AB in Spanish from Dartmouth College and a PhD in Anthropology from Tulane University.  My career has primarily been in cultural resources management in both state and federal historic preservation programs.  I retired in 2008 from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs where I served as Principal Archaeologist, Historic Preservation Officer and Coordinator for the National Environmental Policy Act.  My post-retirement professional activities have included free training on the National Environmental Policy and National Historic Preservation Acts for Indian Tribal government staff, volunteering as translator on a number of medical missions in Ecuador and volunteering my own aircraft and piloting services on environmental monitoring flights over the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers.  My piloting career began in 1971 as the realization of a childhood dream and I have been flying ever since, first in club aircraft, then over the past 10 years in my own Cessna 150, “Plane Jane.”

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