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Ira Noel Gabrielson 1889-1977 Marker, T-46-a

Oakton resident Dr. Ira Noel Gabrielson was a pioneer conservationist, distinguished field ornithologist, and renowned author. He served as the first director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and an international leader of conservation projects. Gabrielson was a founder and the first chairman of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and first president of World Wildlife Fund-US. For his life’s work, he was inducted into the National Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Hall of Fame in 1978. His land, between Leeds Road and Difficult Run, is a Fairfax County park known as Gabrielson Gardens Park.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: 12/07/07
Year On Marker: 2007
Original Sponsor: Patricia Strat
Region: Northern Virginia Region
Geographic Location: Fairfax County
Physical Description of Location: 2918 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124. Marker is in front of Oakton Library.
GPS Location: 38.883827,-77.301345
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