The Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Sheridan has announced a new Game Warden for the Sheridan region. Teal Joseph will work watercraft enforcement and other wildlife duties in northeast Wyoming.
Her main area of focus will be Lake DeSmet and Keyhole Reservoir. In town for barely a week, she stopped by for a Sheridan Media "welcome to the area" - on the radio - and shared some of the objectives that she will bring to the new position.
Joseph's job is an entry-level game warden position, Sheridan Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke said, and though she doesn't have a specific district, she will work the entire Sheridan region, particularly the Sheridan area. The Sheridan region includes the Big Horn Mountain divide, east to Moorcroft, from Kaycee, north to the Montana-Wyoming line.
Joesph received her degree in wildlife ecology with a minor in environmental law enforcement in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point.
Being from Wisconsin, naturally, she says she's a Packers fan. Adjusting to "Tebow Time" and making the move from Wisconsin to Wyoming during the playoffs might be one thing, but in terms of her job duties she says she's excited to learn about the area.
She completed a 13-week law enforcement course in Wisconsin to become a certified Wisconsin law enforcement officer. She will complete additional requirements to become a Wyoming peace officer.
Her duties include enforcing boat, ATV and wildlife laws. The warden position is partially funded by the U.S. Coast Guard.