G&F welcomes new Greybull biologist

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department welcomes new Greybull biologist Leslie Schreiber to the Cody Region.

As the Greybull area biologist, Schreiber oversees the management of wildlife in the northeast portion of the Bighorn Basin. The Greybull biologist district encompasses the area west of the Bighorn Mountains divide from the Montana border south to Ten Sleep, and west into the Bighorn Basin (north of Basin) to the Bighorn/Park County line.  Habitats are diverse ranging from alpine tundra in the Cloud Peak Wilderness, to saltbrush shrub habitats east of Basin.

Schreiber said that she values the diversity of habitat and wildlife the Greybull area has to offer.  “I am eager to work with the community to manage this world-class wildlife resource we have in our backyards,” Schreiber said.  “I am looking forward to being a good steward of wildlife and applying science to make sound management decisions.”

Schreiber moved to Cody from Casper where she served as a herpetology technician for several years with the Game and Fish.  Schreiber also served as a chronic wasting disease and check station technician for the Game and Fish and volunteered on black-footed ferret surveys.  Before working for the department, Schreiber worked as a field crew leader on a wildlife project studying the impacts of timber harvest on mammals and birds.

Schreiber earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science from Purdue University in Indiana and a master’s degree in fisheries and wildlife from the University of Missouri.  Her graduate work focused on habitat selection and chick survival of sage-grouse and was conducted south of Rawlins.

Schreiber is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking, fishing, and reading.   She lives north of Shell with her husband and two dogs.  “I have always wanted to live in Wyoming and work as a biologist,” Schreiber said.