Mr. Wauer is born in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Herman Horst and Adeline Wauer.
Mr. Wauer receives a Bachelor of Science in wildlife management from San Jose State University.
Mr. Wauer becomes a park naturalist for Death Valley National Monument in California.
Mr. Wauer becomes a park naturalist for Zion National Park in Springdale, Utah.
Mr. Wauer becomes chief park naturalist of Big Bend National Park in Texas.
Mr. Wauer receives a Master of Science in biological sciences from Sul Ross State University.
Mr. Wauer becomes chief scientist for the Southwest Region National Park Service in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Mr. Wauer receives the Special Achievement Award from the National Park Service.
Mr. Wauer becomes chief of the Division on Natural Resources of the National Park Service in Washington.
Mr. Wauer authors “Birds of Big Bend National Park.”
Mr. Wauer receives a Commendation from the Secretary of Interior.
Mr. Wauer authors “Naturalist’s Big Bend.”
Mr. Wauer becomes assistant superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Mr. Wauer becomes a resource specialist for the Caribbean National Park Service in St. Croix.
Mr. Wauer receives the First Francis Jacot Award from the National Park Service.
Mr. Wauer becomes a board member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Mr. Wauer authors “Naturalist’s Mexico” and “Birds of the Eastern National Parks, United States and Canada.”
Mr. Wauer joins the board of trustees of the National Parks and Conservation Association.
Mr. Wauer authors “Finding Butterflies in Texas,” “Birding the Southwestern National Park,” and “Butterflies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley.”
Mr. Wauer authors “Ruins to Ruins” and “Wild Critters I Have Known.”