Sarah Fleming is the Director of Conservation Programs for the Northeast region that is part of the Great Lakes Atlantic Region. She is based in Syracuse, NY and helps administer Ducks Unlimited’s conservation programs in the 12-state northeast region. Sarah has worked with DU for 11 years helping advance the DU mission of wetland and waterfowl conservation. She has successful grant writing experience, and works closely with a multitude federal, state, NGO, and private partners to help leverage federal funding for on-the-ground conservation projects. She also helps with Policy, Philanthropic Gifts, and budget management, and also serves on numerous regional conservation boards and working groups. Sarah started her career with DU as the Mitigation Region Biologist and moved into new roles as the NY Regional Biologist, and Manager of Conservation Programs. Prior to work with DU, Sarah completed her Master of Wildlife Science from Mississippi State. In addition to her experiences with DU, Sarah’s prior work history and partnerships are diverse throughout the Central, Mississippi and Atlantic Flyways and including Delta Waterfowl, Mississippi State University, USDA- NRCS, Long Point Waterfowl, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Sarah is a native of Ontario Canada, but now lives in upstate NY with her husband and two yellow labs. She enjoys spending time outside hunting, fishing, and hiking, and when you can’t find her in the wetlands, she is usually training for her next triathlon.