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Biologist Richard Hoppe to present on the UMFK campus

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Environmental Studies Speaker Series welcomes a presentation by Regional Wildlife Biologist Richard Hoppe on Friday, September 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, Maine. 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 Departments primary representative on wildlife issues.

Hoppe 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, West Virginia.

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

For more information on the presentation or interested in the Series, contact Dr. Steven Selva at 834-7617 or by e-mail at: sselva@maine.edu