Hoppe to discuss deer management Friday

12 years ago

Hoppe to discuss deer management Friday

    The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Environmental Studies Speaker Series welcomes a presentation by Regional Wildlife Biologist Richard Hoppe on Friday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room. The presentation is free and open to the public. Hoppe will discuss the past, the present and the future of deer management.

    Hoppe works for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW), located in Ashland. He supervises, coordinates and administers wildlife management programs. Hoppe also provides technical assistance and implementation of wildlife habitat programs on private lands, Bureau of Parks and Lands and lands owned by the IFW. Hoppe is the department’s primary representative on wildlife issues. 

    The wildlife biologist was a former adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. He is a member of the National Wildlife Federation, Wildlife Society; the American Ornithologist Union, Northeastern Bird; and the Maine Wildlife Society. Hoppe earned a master of science degree in wildlife ecology from Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan and a bachelor of science degree in biology from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va. 

    Hoppe in his spare time loves hunting, fishing, camping, jogging, birding, mountain biking, x-country skiing and downhill skiing.

    The Environmental Studies Speaker Series at UMFK regularly brings speakers to campus. These presentations are open to the public and cover such topics as water quality, waste management, wind power, endangered species, forestry and marine science. The program is offered in collaboration with the UMFK Environmental Studies degree program. Speakers are only scheduled during the academic year.

    For more information on the presentation or the series, call Dr. Steven Selva at 834-7617 or e-mail sselva@maine.edu”.