TU's Amy Wolfe to be honored by PennFuture and NWF

PennFuture and the National Wildlife Federation have selected Trout Unlimited’s Amy Wolfe for one of its Women in Conservation Awards. Specifically, Amy was selected as recipient of the “Woman of the Susquehanna River Watershed” award.

Wolfe is one of five women who will be honored at the third annual event, to be held in La Plume, Pa., in early April.

She is the director for TU’s Eastern Abandoned Mine Program and Pennsylvania Coldwater Habitat Restoration Program.

“To say this award is well deserved is a vast understatement, ” said Keith Curley, TU’s vice president for Eastern Conservation. “For nearly 18 years Amy has been leading restoration efforts in the West Branch Susquehanna and has projects extending across the Susquehanna watershed and beyond in Pennsylvania.”

These efforts started with fish habitat and abandoned mine drainage work in the Kettle Creek watershed.

“Amy built this out to a comprehensive program,” Curley continued, “with outstanding staff who are working to address mine drainage cleanup, connectivity, and instream and riparian habitat needs, and providing technical assistance that enables partners to get more work done on the ground.”

By Mark Taylor. A native of rural southern Oregon, Mark Taylor has lived in Virginia since serving a stint as a ship-based naval officer in Norfolk. He joined the TU staff in 2014 after a 20-year run as a newspaper journalist, the final 16 as the outdoors editor of the Roanoke Times. A graduate of Northwestern University, he lives in Roanoke with his wife and, when they're home from college, his twin daughters.