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Pete Schneider

U.S. Forest Service, Mendenhall Glacier
 Pete Schneider attended college in Idaho (Go Vandals!) and earned a degree in zoology. While in school I worked in a trout and salmon research laboratory when a professor suggested I get some outdoor experience. I looked into this and came across an opportunity to work in Metaline Falls, WA on the Colville National Forest as a fish and wildlife tech with the Forest Service. I signed up and got the job. What a summer that was and helped me realize field work was more interesting than working in a lab. I got the bug and also worked seasons on the Medicine Bow in Wyoming, the Payette in central Idaho, and the Wenatchee in central Washington. Eventually I landed a job in Alaska where my wife is from as a Forest Service fisheries biologist, working my first summer on Admiralty Island. It was in this position that I first started working with camera equipment designing and operating remote video weirs to count salmon. After 15 years I got the chance to work at the Mendenhall Visitor Center where I enjoy educating the public about Alaska and get to operate live cams year-round. Visitors are always so appreciative to learn more about what makes Alaska unique and reminds me why making connections is so valuable.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, February 23

9:30am MST

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