Fred Wurster

Hydrologist (Infrastructure Management Division)
, National Wildlife Refuge System, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Profile / Bio: 

Fred has worked as a wetland hydrologist with more than 20 years of experience developing water management strategies and implementing hydrologic restoration on National Wildlife Refuges in the United States. He has worked in a variety of wetland ecosystems, both inland and coastal, from riparian wetlands in Hawai’i to desert springs in Nevada, and the coastal salt marshes of the eastern side of the U.S. He has also worked to restore wetlands in Indonesia, leading international teams in essential field techniques.

His most recent accomplishment has been leading the hydrologic restoration of more than 20,000 hectares of forested peatland at Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

Mr. Wurster has an M.S. in watershed science from Colorado State University with an emphasis in wetland hydrology.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Best Practices for Restoring and Rehabilitating Ecosystem Services in Wetlands: Examples from the United States 15 March 2023 Slides Agriculture and Natural Resources, Climate Change, Economics, Environment