1889-1977Oakton 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.
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources, on April 26|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 4:22am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 300389 N 4306406|
|Decimal Degrees||38.88386667, -77.30130000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.032', W 77° 18.078'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 1.92" N, 77° 18' 4.68" W|
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|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2918-2920 State Rte 674, Oakton VA 22124, US|
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