Tim Hoppe is a wildlife diversity biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Northwest Region. As a diversity biologist, his primary responsibility is to assist private landowners in developing habitat management plans for species of concern. Before accepting this position Tim held several limited and full time positions with the Game Commission including forestry intern, biologist aide, and a member of the food and cover crew at Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area.
In these previous capacities, Tim assisted in forest inventories, Canada goose research, migratory bird surveys, and implemented many of the habitat management techniques that he recommends today. Prior to his employment with the Game Commission Tim worked for a private forestry consultant and seasonally as a park ranger for the Department of Conservation and Naturals Resources and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Tim earned his associate’s degree from Penn State University at Dubois in Wildlife Technology. He then attended Edinboro University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Natural Science, Mathematics, and Wildlife.
Tim is a native of Pennsylvania, and grew up in Potter County. His interest in the outdoors undoubtedly came from his constant exploration of neighboring woodlots. Hunting has always been a tradition in Tim’s family. He is an avid archer and turkey hunter. Other interests include waterskiing and kayak surfing on the waters of Lake Erie.
Tim and his wife, Blake, reside in Erie County.