Albion native Stopak named Wildlife Disease Biologist of Year

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife Services program has named Idaho resident Scott Stopak as the 2020 Wildlife Disease Biologist of the Year.
Scott grew up in Albion where he discovered his love for wildlife and the great outdoors.
He is one of 31 wildlife disease biologists nationwide working for the USDA Wildlife Services’ National Wildlife Disease Program (NWDP).
The NWDP assists federal, tribal and state agencies, universities, and nongovernmental organizations in addressing wildlife diseases that may impact the public, U.S. livestock and poultry, or the nation’s natural resources by sampling thousands of wild animals each year for diseases of agricultural and human health concerns.
Stopak is being honored for his professionalism and service to the nation’s wildlife disease surveillance and emergency response efforts.
Complete story in the Sept. 22 Albion News/Boone Co. Tribune print and e-editions.