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Bill Kane

Team Member
Program Manager, Iliamna Sustainable Communities

With a background in fisheries biology, Bill is currently pursuing community-based solutions in environmental monitoring and land management in Bristol Bay. His interest in environmental stewardship can be traced back to the moment that derailed Bill’s original ambition of working in medicine–when he was introduced to coral reef restoration efforts in small villages in the outlying islands of the Fijian archipelago.

Prior to joining Alaska Venture Fund, Bill worked alongside the Igiugig Village Council, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the University of Alaska in diverse roles and environments on Sugpiaq, Unangax̂, Yup’ik, Dena’ina, and Tlingit homelands. He has worked closely with rural community leadership, commercial fishing and processing crew members, government and university researchers, and environmental compliance representatives; these experiences have prepared Bill for the unique challenges and opportunities that come with working in the Lake Iliamna region.

Bill enjoys most any activity that brings him out on the land and water, as well as traveling, especially to equatorial regions. Bill also has a passion for music and is learning to play several instruments. He and his partner live in Igiugig with their adventure cat, Murphy.

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