Melanie Weaver has worked in the Harrisburg office of Bureau of Wildlife Management since 2008 where she coordinates federal migratory bird population surveys, the implementation of bureau initiated hunter surveys, maintains survey and sampling databases, and compiles, reviews and edits the bureau’s annual research reports, as well as quarterly and biweekly activity and accomplishment reports. She also annually participates in a variety of field activities, such as dove and waterfowl banding, bear and deer data collection.
Melanie received her Bachelor’s degree from Juniata College majoring in biology and environmental science. She received her Master’s of Science degree in biology from Shippensburg University and, completing her thesis work on “The Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum in Pennsylvania Coyotes.”
Growing up in a family of avid sportsmen and women, Melanie has spent a lifetime exploring the outdoors and gaining an appreciation of the natural world. She still enjoys outdoor activities and is enjoying introducing her children to outdoor and sporting activities. Many days after work you can find her and her children fishing for creek chubs, and tuning over or throwing rocks at the stream by their house.
Melanie is a member of Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society.