Dave Case

President

Dave launched DJ Case & Associates in 1986 based on the premise that there is a need to apply the art and science of communication disciplines to the critically important science of natural resource conservation and environmental protection. Since that time, he has worked with nearly every state and federal natural resources agency in the United States and many major state and national conservation organizations.

Dave's early-career work as a biologist and then media personality opened his eyes to the importance of communication disciplines to achieving conservation goals.

He worked for the National Park Service on a remote, forested island in Lake Michigan as part of his master's work to study impacts of deer overabundance. But, controversy surrounding the management of the island's deer herd gave Dave a crash course on the "people" side of wildlife management. He took a position with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and soon was appearing on weekly radio and TV programs, speaking to civic organizations and schools and learning both the art and science of communications.

Dave holds a bachelor's degree in forestry from Purdue University and a master's degree in wildlife ecology from the University of Michigan.

Skills & Expertise
Communication consulting
Process facilitation
Address

317 E Jefferson Blvd
Mishawaka, IN 46545
United States

Office Phone
574-258-0100
Dave Case
Dave Case - International Canvasback Award

March 2018

International Canvasback Award

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service awarded DJ Case and Associates the International Canvasback Award for the company's more than 30 years of active engagement in waterfowl conservation.

The Nature of Americans - national report cover

2016 - 2018

The Nature of Americans

Investigated and co-authored The Nature of Americans, a multi-year effort to understand and connect Americans and nature. This is the largest study of its kind, investigating how American children and adults think about, value, and interact with the natural world. The project draws from surveys, interviews, and focus groups with nearly 12,000 Americans.

Photo of Dave Case presenting in front of large audience at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

March 8, 2017

Plenary Speaker - North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

2005 National Duck Hunter Survey Report Cover

January 2006

National Duck Hunter Survey 2005

A national survey of more than 10,000 duck hunters.  It was the first survey to ask duck hunters in every state their perceptions on duck hunting and waterfowl management.

Indiana Wildlife Viewing Guide

1992

Indiana Wildlife Viewing Guide

Dave Case and Phil Seng co-authored the Indiana Wildlife Viewing Guide.

DJ Case and Associates logo

May 1986

Founded DJ Case and Associates

Dave launched DJ Case & Associates in 1986 based on the premise that there is a need to apply the art and science of communication disciplines to the critically important science of natural resource conservation and environmental protection.