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Tammy Colt 

 

As a Wildlife Diversity Biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Tammy Colt assists private landowners in managing their properties for wildlife, particularly for species of special concern.  Her background in agriculture helps her in working with farmers and owners of retired agricultural land to improve habitat for grassland and farmland wildlife.  Tammy previously worked as a Habitat Biologist for the PGC, mainly assisting with Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) planning.  She holds a B.S. in Animal Bioscience from Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she focused on ecological herpetology.  She was formerly an environmental educator for Powdermill Nature Reserve, the biological field station of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and a field biologist for the Loyalhanna Watershed Association.  While working as an environmental educator, she served as Project Coordinator and principal author of Pennsylvania Amphibians and Reptiles:  A Curriculum Guide, published in 2001 by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.  Tammy previously served as a volunteer for the Pennsylvania Herpetological Atlas and founded the Powdermill Nature Reserve Fourth of July Butterfly Count, for which she still volunteers.  She also helps the Loyalhanna Watershed Association in monitoring stream macroinvertebrates, a program that she implemented while working at LWA.