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New Sheridan region fisheries biologist

July 27, 2018
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Sheridan - Gordon Edwards, a Sheridan native, joined the Sheridan fisheries crew this summer as one of two Sheridan Regional Fisheries Biologists after the retirement of Bill Bradshaw. Edwards received a bachelor’s degree in wildlife and fisheries biology and management from the University of Wyoming and worked as a seasonal summer employee on the fish crew in Laramie  in 1998, in Sheridan in 1999 and in Casper in 2000.

He later attended the University of Connecticut where he earned a master’s degree in natural resource management and engineering for his study of factors that influenced tournament-associated mortality in black bass and its effect on the populations.

He then spent two years managing lake and reservoir sport fish with the Utah Division of Wildlife in Ogden, Utah.

Edwards returned to Wyoming in 2005 and worked for nine years as the native fish biologist on the statewide aquatic assessment crew based out of Casper. In that position, he worked with prairie streams, native cutthroat trout, native mussels, native whitefish and a variety of other game and nongame fish and aquatic species. He transferred to the Casper fisheries management crew in May 2014, serving as lead biologist for Glendo, Pathfinder and the Miracle Mile.

Edwards and his wife Anna have one daughter, born in July 2013, and much of their time is spent introducing her to their shared passions of gardening, biking, Nordic skiing, camping, hiking and fishing.

- WGFD -

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