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Bio for Evin Oneale

Regional Conservation Educator, Idaho Department Of Fish And Game

Evin is the Regional Conservation Educator in southwest Idaho and works at two Fish and Game offices, in McCall and Nampa. Part of his job involves talking to students, teachers and other people about fish and wildlife. He gets into the wilds of Idaho as much as he can, helping with projects like deer trapping, sage-grouse tagging and catfish stocking. He also takes pictures of people doing these projects then sends the pictures - and a written story - to the newspaper and television stations so people have a better idea what the Idaho Department of Fish and Game does to make our state such a great place to live. Evin also speaks to a number of sportsman's groups, clubs, and of course, school groups. Years ago, Evin worked in western Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park as a member of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team.

Evin was raised in Kansas, where his love for the outdoors began at an early age. He attended Wichita State University where he earned a biology degree and later attended the University of Wyoming where he received his master's degree in wildlife management. In between, Evin was lucky enough to work on two different humpback whale research projects on the east coast! Evin worked for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for ten years, and has worked for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game since 1994.

Evin's wife Tracy is an attorney for the company OfficeMax. When they're not at work, Evin and Tracy enjoy spending time with their two girls, Maureen (12) and Emery (10). The girls love to fish, camp, hike and bike ride during the summer months and enjoy sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter months.

Bio for Gregg Losinski

Regional Conservation Educator, Idaho Department Of Fish And Game

Gregg is the Regional Conservation Educator for the Upper Snake Region and works out of Idaho Falls. His job is to not only talk to students, but also teach teachers and the general public about fish and wildlife. So that he can get the story right, he gets to take part in all the neat things that Fish and Game does. While helping with projects like deer trapping or catching poachers, he also takes pictures and video for newspaper and television. He writes stories about what Fish and Game is doing and also speaks on the radio and to sportsman's groups and clubs. He is part of the team of agencies that worked to delist the grizzly bear in the Yellowstone Ecosystem, and he is in charge of the committee that handles all the information and education work for grizzly bears in the lower 48 states.

Recently he has been helping to help keep brown bears in the Carpathian Mountains of Europe from getting into trouble with people by helping to create trash containers the bears can't break into. He will be heading back this spring to figure out ways to keep bears from getting into trouble around humans.

Gregg grew up in Illinois and was very involved in Boy Scouts. He went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and got a Bachelors Degree in Scientific Land Management and went on to work for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the National Park Service. He worked for and received a Masters Degree in Education from Idaho State University before joining Idaho Fish and Game. He has one son in high school, another at Montana State University and another who just graduated from the College of Idaho. His family loves the outdoors, especially in the winter when most people prefer to be inside.

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