The Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society recently awarded Rollin Sparrowe the Citizen of the Year Award, recognizing his work to conserve and manage wildlife and habitats in the state of Wyoming.
Sparrowe was recognized for his efforts toward developing science as a basis for management, his outstanding work as a mentor to wildlife professionals, his expertise on wildlife and energy issues and his active engagement in the Upper Green River Basin where the TRCP currently is involved in a lawsuit.
Read on to learn more about one of the founding board members of the TRCP, Rollin Sparrowe.
Q: What is your fondest hunting or angling memory?
My first wild turkey in 1970. It was Missouri’s first season in 30 years.
Q: What led you to your career in conservation?
I read all about exploration, hunting and wild animals in places like Africa when I was growing up. This lead me to seek a college degree in wildlife management at Humboldt State University in California.
Q: How did you get involved with the TRCP?
I am a founding board member and was a partner in establishing the goals of the TRCP.
Q: What do you think are the most important conservation issues facing sportsmen today?
The inexorable growth of human population and its pressures on habitats and wildlife is threatening our hunting and fishing heritage. We also are losing a true sense of wildness in the hunting experience.
Q: What are your hopes for the future of the TRCP and how can sportsmen work with us to accomplish these goals?
The TRCP was established to bring hunting and fishing organizations and sportsmen together to solve difficult problems with the future of habitats and fish and wildlife. I hope to see the TRCP reach that basic goal.