Michael Brasher grew up hunting with his dad, plying Mississippi’s Skuna River bottoms with a 4hp outboard. He now remembers a first mallard propelled his life towards eventually becoming Waterfowl Scientist at Ducks Unlimited HQ. What is DU’s role in North American waterfowl conservation, and why does Brasher say “conservation without funding is just conversation”? How’d Brasher get from there to here? What are some of the interesting socio-biological observations made while researching paired versus unpaired greenheads? Why are these challenging times? How are quality and quantity sometimes at odds? What’re the greatest challenges in waterfowl habitat conservation today? What compels Brasher in his chosen career? Waterfowl abundance doesn’t happen by accident. Today’s episode sheds a little more light on the dedicated people working behind the scenes to make it happen.