PINEDALE - Dan Stroud, habitat mitigation biologist in Pinedale recently retired after more than 31 years of service with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
Stroud, a Worland native, graduated from Worland High School and attended Casper College earning an associate’s degree in wildlife biology. He then attended the University of Wyoming earning a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management and a master’s degree in range management.
During his 31 years with the Game and Fish, Stroud has served as a habitat biologist at the Game and Fish Springer Wildlife Habitat Unit near Yoder. In 1980 he was promoted to habitat biologist in Pinedale and in 2005 was assigned to wildlife biologist duties dealing with energy development in the Pinedale area. Later that year he transferred to Lander as habitat biologist and completed his career as habitat mitigation biologist in Pinedale.
Assistant wildlife division chief Scott Smith said Stroud has been actively involved in Wyoming’s wildlife landscape and has been involved in developing thousands of acres or habitat improvements and has worked with landowners in obtaining key conservation easements. “Dan’s dedication to wildlife and the habitats they depend on is very evident,” Smith said. “His efforts will have lasting impacts to Wyoming and its wildlife resources.”
Prior to coming to the Game and Fish, Stroud served as wildlife research technician with the University of Wyoming and worked seasonal positions with the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)