Steve Anchor was born
and raised in Richmond, Virginia, and attended Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received a B.S.
in Wildlife Science in December of 1999. Go Hokies!
Steve has been with
the Sandhills Ecological Institute since March 2001. Steve is the primary biologist
conducting monitoring work with RCWs on western Ft. Bragg.
Between 2003 and 2005,
Steve was the biologist in charge of the American kestrel study
on Fort Bragg, NC. This study was initiated to investigate the
subspecies of the kestrels breeding on Fort Bragg (American or
Southeastern American kestrels), as well as to collect data on
density and breeding habits of the Fort Bragg kestrels . Blood
samples were also collected as part of a continent wide DNA
profile for kestrels.
In addition to field
work, Steve is the office GIS taskmaster, helping keep track of
RCW tree and cluster locations, and creating maps for a number
of different projects.
Away from the office,
Steve is the captain of the Southern Pines Rugby Football Club,
and enjoys a number of athletic and outdoor activities. Steve
competed in the Myrtle Beach Half Marathon in February 2007. He
proudly came in 1154th place; nipping, just 60
minutes behind, at the heels of the race winner.