Paul Smith's College seminar highlights careers of three conservation officers

PAUL SMITHS, NY (03/17/2014)(readMedia)-- Three conservation officers will give a talk about their professions Friday, March 28, as part of the Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar Series at Paul Smith's College.

The talk titled "Perspectives of the Job From Three Conservation Officers," will take place from 10:10-11 a.m. in the Freer Auditorium.

Kevin Clayton is a 27-year veteran of the Massachusetts Environmental Police who currently enforces state hunting, fishing and environmental regulations in Martha's Vineyard. He holds a master's in public administration from Suffolk University in Boston and a bachelor's in recreation from Houghton College in Houghton, N.Y.

Connecticut environmental conservation officers Keith Williams and Paul Hilli, a Paul Smith's alum, will also shed light on their careers during the talk.

The final seminar of the spring semester will follow on Friday, April 18, with Prof. Fran Sandmeier of Lindenwood University in Missouri. His talk is titled "Wildlife Disease and Immunology in Mojave Desert Tortoises."

All seminars are free and open to the public.

For the past seven years, Paul Smith's College has hosted a different professional fisheries and wildlife biologist each month as part of the series, which is sponsored by the fisheries and wildlife science program. The talk on March 28 is cosponsored by Paul Smith's College Career Services and Student Life.


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