About Darby

Darby Nelson, born and raised in Minnesota, is a free lance writer and conservation activist.  He received his Ph.D. in aquatic ecology at the University of Minnesota and taught biology and environmental science at Anoka-Ramsey Community College for 35 years.  Darby served three terms as a Minnesota state legislator.  He did contract writing in environmental science books for McGraw-Hill Publishers for six years.  He has written many magazine articles on environmental topics.  He has received several awards including the Minnesota Post-Secondary Science Teacher of the Year; Faculty Excellence Award; Golden Chalk Award from students; as well as awards from the Sierra Club, The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and Izaak Walton League.  He has served on The Nature Conservancy and Freshwater Society boards and the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council and is now on the board of Conservation Minnesota.  For Love of Lakes is his first book.  He will donate royalties from the book to Conservation Minnesota.

Article about Darby in Detroit Lakes Online: AIS Summit speaker to sign copies of book Friday in DL

Though he has never actually lived in Detroit Lakes, Darby Nelson nevertheless has fond memories of the community. So it is with great anticipation that Nelson looks forward to returning to the community this coming weekend.  Read more.

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