John Ogden, one of the world’s leading authorities on wading birds and a scientist who fought for and shaped Everglades restoration plans, died at 73. The long-time Redlands resident dedicated nearly 40 years to the Everglades, with a five-year stint out west to help rescue the endangered condor. Ogden worked for Audubon, Everglades National Park and South Florida Water Management district, co-authored a book considered the bible on Everglades science, inspired other scientists and influenced politicians.

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