Clayton Wolf, Director of the Wildlife Division at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), graduated from SFA with a Bachelor’s of Science in Forest Wildlife Management. As director, Mr. Wolf gathers valuable resources and support from TPWD and the Texas Legislation for the Wildlife Division staff, keeping them focused on their conservation priorities and up to date on new legislation that may impact their work. He makes a difference through his work by improving wildlife habitat and increasing public appreciation of wildlife. Outside the office, he works with stakeholders to resolve conflicts involving wildlife management. According to Wolf, this is one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of his career.
Hunting and fishing on his family’s land as a boy guided him to his first degree in Forestry, then to a Masters of Agriculture in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M at College Station. Population ecology and habitat management are his favorite subjects. His faith, wife, family, and mentors like Dr. Montague Whiting, SFA’s Wildlife Professor Emeritus, contributed much to his successful career. His advice for future Wildlife students “Pray often, work hard, and work for the cause, not for yourself.”