SHERIDAN – Warren Mischke, the information and education specialist in Sheridan, has been awarded for 35 years of service with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
Mischke started his Game and Fish career as a temporary fish culturist at Wigwam Rearing Station near Ten Sleep. He was promoted to a permanent fish culturist at the Auburn Hatchery in Star Valley in 1978 and to assistant superintendent at the Como Bluff Hatchery near Rock River in 1983. He transferred to the Ranch A Hatchery near Beulah in August 1988 and was promoted to his current position in January 1995.
“Warren is truly the ‘Voice of the Department’ in north-central Wyoming. He is on the air in Sheridan, Buffalo and Gillette, carrying our conservation message to our citizenry by way of the local radio stations,” said Joe Gilbert, wildlife supervisor in Sheridan. “Warren is well known and well thought of due to this work. He really gets our information out and maintains great relationships with the media.”
Mischke is a Crofton, Neb. native graduating from Crofton High in 1966. He earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. and a master's in science education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He previously served as a science teacher, outdoor education program leader and coach in Omaha.
"Whether it is a school needing a wildlife program or a coworker needing a hand with a project, Warren is always there to help,” Gilbert said.
Mischke, 64, is a member of the Great Plains Fishery Workers Association, the Wyoming Biologists Association and The Wildlife Society.
He and his wife, Patricia, have three grown children: Jake, Mike and Sadie.