Nuckols is interviewed by Discovery Channel Canada
Nuckols at the tire reef in Ft. Lauderdale Florida
marine debris from Midway Atoll for the Oprah Earth Day show
Nuckols briefs DASN  Don Schregadus at the Washington Navy Yard
USACE Gold Coin
Nuckols interviewed by ABC news

Nuckols visits Noah the Rough Toothed Dolphin
Nuckols Kayaking in Annapolis
Will Nuckols photographer
Nuckols races the 12 Hours of Dirt in Texas
Nuckols at the Sugar Sans beaches of Destin, Florida
Nuckols races for the Annapolis Bike Racing Team
restoring oysters  on the South River in Maryland
Team 4MIL logo

Mr. William Nuckols is a scientist by background and a policy expert and communicator by practice.

His 20+ years of work in the field of environmental science and policy is well respected, and he has received awards and letters recognizing his contributions by President Obama, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, members of Congress and members of industry.

He is an expert at combining the capabilities of multiple government agencies and NGOs and working toward a unified and targeted goal. In particular Mr. Nuckols has led several projects which have utilized needs expressed by the military for training or proof of concept trials for weapons systems with interests of federal environmental agencies such as DOC/NOAA, DOI, USDA, DHS and EPA. His track record for success includes leveraging the skills and interests of senior career and political SES officials along with representatives from the Executive Office of the President to accomplish high profile, multi-agency projects in Florida, Washington State and Hawaii.

His skills in strategic communications and his experience as a spokesperson for federal and NGO organizations has resulted in his appearances on international, national and regional TV. Radio interviews of Mr. Nuckols have appeared several times on National Public Radio in the United States, Canadian Broadcast Company, and in Australia and Europe. Articles about Mr. Nuckols’ work on environmental issues have appeared in print in numerous publications in several languages.

His expertise in multi-agency programs and policies has been called upon to brief members of Congress, officials in multiple Presidential Administrations, as well as elected and career officials in state governments and representatives of foreign countries. 

Will’s environmental work is diverse and has ranged from designing the recreated wetlands half of a 1,100 acre island on the Chesapeake Bay, to cleaning up derelict fishing gear from the Pacific Northwest and legacy marine debris in Hawaii and Florida. His work on climate change adaptation includes analyzing Atlantic Coast States’ plans for responding to sea level rise for EPA. His projects in the southeast United States has included work that combined the salvage capabilities of the US Army and Navy, the marine transportation capabilities of the Army, the facilities and diving support of the US Coast Guard, the roll-on-roll-off cargo capabilities of Broward County, Florida’s Port Everglades and solid waste and waste-to-energy expertise of the US EPA and the Florida Department of the Environment to design and implement an effort that worked to recover materials from the ocean that were continuing to kill coral reefs off of the Ft. Lauderdale shoreline and turn them into a resource that would produce power for Florida families and businesses.

From 2007-2009 Mr. Nuckols directly staffed the Deputy assistant Secretary of Commerce and NOAA Chief of Staff as their military liaison. He has worked with a number of non-profit groups, and is the Director for Policy for the Man in the Sea Memorial Monument, Executive Director for Eco-Tan, a non-profit environmental organization, and serves as the Director for Public Affairs for Team 4MIL – a component of the Wounded Warrior Project.

Since 1998 Mr. Nuckols has served as the Principal of W.H. Nuckols Consulting, an environmental policy and strategic communications company located in Washington, D.C. 

He is an avid SCUBA Diver, lover of sea kayaking, and is an on and off-road bike racer.

Each of the images on the left side of this page link to individual pages with descrptions, providing insight into a portion of the activities Will Nuckols has been and/or continues to be involved with in professional and personal capacities.


Contact information:
202-484-1390 ; 443-994-1493 cell
620 Sprintsail Way
National Harbor, MD 20745

Link to the Resume Page

- or Download a copy of Mr. Nuckols' resume in Adobe PDF

a PDF a bio for Mr. Nuckols can be found at this LINK and in an HTML format at THIS PAGE.

Will Nuckols's Blog

A tide of information on politics, environment, and ocean issues in general

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- A Few Highlights from the Blog -

With the Omnibus process looking all but hopeless, a series of Continuing Resolutions seems likely

Oil Spill Commission’s Bob Graham questions DOI’s competency in collecting royalties

Does the System of Subcontractors in the Oil and Gas Industry Invite Finger Pointing?

Focusing on U.S. government salvage capabilities at the Oil Spill Commission hearing in New Orleans

Will new Obama ocean policy affect offshore drilling?

Oil Spill Commission emphasizes its independence at its first public hearing in New Orleans

Our Transportation Future is Linked to our Plans for Offshore Energy Development

Congressional committee determines that all the major oil companies are ill positioned to protect Walruses in the event of a Gulf of Mexico oil spill….or something to that effect

The oil spill – “this is our Sputnik”

Ocean currents likely to carry oil along Atlantic coast…..well, maybe

With the label of “independent”, comes the freedom to return to moderate policies for Governor Crist in Florida

“Policies are no good unless there is an implementation strategy to carry them out,” ADM Watkins

Why the rush to explore space, when the oceans are the likely key to life on earth?

We need a primer on how oil and gas exploration and production works for our elected officials


“Will Nuckols’ up to the minute analysis of the evolving National Ocean Policy picture and the work of the President’s Oil Spill Commission during the months following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill was consistently insightful and accurate.” November 17, 2010

Joe Bonfiglio, Chief of Staff, U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon

“What has always impressed me most about Will Nuckols is his intensity and ability to put 100% behind multiple tasks. I have witnessed him rapidly become a diving expert, with no formal background, and provide executable solutions to complex tasks. No small feat.” January 13, 2010

John Gray, Supervisor of Diving, United States Navy

A few select videos filmed and/or produced by William Nuckols

A Call for a Memorial to Military Divers (2010)  

Captain Kyle Pitman, United States Marine Corps, issues a call to support the Wounded Warriors who have given so much for our country (2010)

Will Nuckols and Joe Weathrby, members of the ReefMakers Team, dive the ex-USAFS Hoyt S. Vandenberg in Key West, Florida. Dive date 24 March 2010. (2010)

Marine Debris - make a difference where you live
"The environmental consequences of snow removal in Washington, DC" (2010)

Bike to work day in Washington, DC (2010)

Immigration guest worker and seafood industry video produced for the Presidential Debates as aired on CNN (July 27, 2007)

Listen to a few radio interviews of
Mr. Nuckols

National Public Radio Story
"Throwing In the Towel on Florida's Tire Reef"
Australian Radio 6PR Interview June6, 2007
FL Tire Reef Story on Canadian Broadcast Company's "As It Happens"
Soldiers Radio News
Air date
September 19, 2008
SWR/German Public Radio interview July 2007
National Public Radio
Fallout from Bad '70s Idea: Auto Tires in Ocean Reef
Select media stories of William Nuckols and his projects on Television and in Print
Daily Planet
Discovery Channel Canada

Artificial reef made of tires becomes ecological disaster
(Miami Herald Front page story in IE MHT or PDF)

SRTV -Soldiers Radio & Television
ARMY Newswatch

FACEPLATE - The U.S. Navy's Diving Magazine


Telemundo logo
Telemundo TV
11:00 news
"Amenaza Ecologico" (Ecological Threat) Story details threats to South Florida's Coral Reefs

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W. H. Nuckols Consulting,
at the

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Contact information: 202-484-1390 ; 443-994-1493 cell
620 Sprintsail Way
National Harbor, MD 20745


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