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Alabama NewsCenter — Alabama Power’s Jeff Baker: A love for nature and a desire to pass it on

| September 6, 2023 @ 10:00 am

By: Alabama News Center Staff

Alabama Power’s Jeff Baker has always had a deep connection to Alabama’s natural landscape. But it was only after spending a decade working as a welder that he returned to school, earning an undergraduate degree in biology and then a master’s in fisheries in pursuit of a career in the outdoors.

For the last 18 years, Baker, who works in the company’s Environmental Affairs organization, has helped protect the state’s natural habitats and the wildlife that rely on them. Last year, his passion and dedication were recognized by his peers when he was named Wildlife Biologist of the Year by the Alabama Chapter of the Wildlife Society. And just last month, Baker was among those honored as part of a coalition of Alabama wildlife biologists and dedicated volunteers who are working to protect the state’s bat population. Known as the Alabama Bat Working Group, it was named Wildlife Conservationist of the year at the annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards, which is coordinated by the Alabama Wildlife Federation. The Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards are considered the most prestigious conservation awards in the state.

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