Harold “Hal” Wiggins is a nationally-known author and naturalist. Most of his professional career was spent as an environmental scientist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fredericksburg Field Office. Wiggins was instrumental in the Corps’ decision to remove the Embrey Dam on the Rappahannock River in 2004, thereby restoring upstream access to migratory fish, like herring, shad and striped bass. During his career, Hal put more than 10,000-acres of wetlands, streams, riparian buffers, Civil War battlefields, and archaeological sites in preservation, including Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve. When not exploring area rivers, Wiggins is often found these days at his River Gallery art studio in Fredericksburg.