Stephen Mealey was born in Waldport, Oregon on March 17, 1942.  He received his BA in Political Science at the University of Oregon in 1964, a BS degree in Forestry at the University of Idaho in 1973 and a MS in Wildlife Management from Montana State University in 1975.
Steve spent the majority of his career, 1977 – 1997, with the US Forest Service as a wildlife biologist and then Forest Supervisor on the Shoshone National Forest and Boise National Forest.  He was the Director of Idaho Fish and Game from 1997 – 1999.  Steve was the Executive Director of the Boone and Crockett Club from 1999 – 2001 and Manager of Wildlife, Watersheds, and Aquatic Ecology with the Boise Cascade Corporation from 2001 – 2005.
During his tenure as Forest Supervisor on the Shoshone National Forest, Steve demonstrated an ability to build cooperative liaisons to achieve desired results for federal, state and private landowners.  He was instrumental in working with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to set wildlife population objectives to allow equilibrium between wildlife and livestock, as well as oil wells in the wilderness. This template is still in use today and as important as it was 30 years ago.  Steve had direct influence on the non-migratory elk here in the limited quota Area 121 in Wyoming.  His vision brought this herd to its current healthy and vibrant state and is sustainable in a key predator area.
Steve is an Honorary Life Member of the Boone and Crockett Club and was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service in the US Air Force in Viet Nam.  He and his wife, Marty, live in Springfield, Oregon.
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