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Jeannine Tardiff Fleegle joined the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Deer & Elk Management Section in December of 2004. However, she first joined the Game Commission in May of 2004, when she was hired as a species of special concern biologist in the agency's Southwest Region. In that position, she assisted private landowners in the development of habitat plans for their property to benefit wildlife, especially those of special concern including endangered and threatened species.

As part of the deer team, Tardiff Fleegle was charged with developing an urban/suburban deer management strategy, overseeing the Deer Management Assistance Program and exploring the feasibility of creating citizen task forces to set deer management goals for each of the 22 Wildlife Management Units.

Tardiff Fleegle earned her bachelor's degree in environmental science from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, in 1995. In 1999, she received a master's degree in fisheries and wildlife science from North Carolina State University. The title of her thesis was Use of agricultural lands by white-tailed deer: use areas and habitat selection.

Prior to joining the Game Commission, Tardiff Fleegle was as a natural resource specialist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, coordinating and managing the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance program for that state. Her duties included organizing and training field staff on CWD sample collection methods, maintaining the program database, and assisting in analysis and evaluation of research. Prior to that Jeannine worked as a research assistant and later consultant for more than six years at Chesapeake Farms in Maryland, a wildlife agriculture demonstration area, where she worked on white-tailed deer research and management projects.

Tardiff Fleegle also has volunteered her time bird-banding on the Eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay and conducting behavioral research on Stellar sea lions in Alaska for the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Tardiff Fleegle also has teaching experience as a lecturer for the University of Delaware, where she taught a mammalogy course, and as a teaching assistant at North Carolina State for a cellular and developmental biology course and a practical applications course in sampling methods, surveys, and identification.

Awards include a Special Recognition Award for Teamwork from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; and Outstanding Graduating Student, Department of Life Sciences Outstanding Student, and Outstanding Undergraduate Student awards all from the University of New England.

Tardiff Fleegle also has volunteered her time bird-banding on the Eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay and conducting behavioral research on Stellar sea lions in Alaska for the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Tardiff Fleegle also has teaching experience as a lecturer for the University of Delaware, where she taught a mammalogy course, and as a teaching assistant at North Carolina State for a cellular and developmental biology course and a practical applications course in sampling methods, surveys, and identification.

Awards include a Special Recognition Award for Teamwork from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; and Outstanding Graduating Student, Department of Life Sciences Outstanding Student, and Outstanding Undergraduate Student awards all from the University of New England.