Field Staff: Rick Koval
Rick Koval was born and raised in Luzerne County but currently is residing in Noxen,Wyoming County, aka "rattlesnake country." Rick s family includes his two sons Dave and Steve. Rick helps landowners protect their land through conservation easements. In the process, Rick conducts wildlife inventories on conserved properties that identify as a large variety of plants and animals along with the conservation values. Rick is also a wildlife consultant for governmental agencies and the private sector. Other types of nature related activities include wildlife photography, environmental education, breeding bird surveys, reptile & amphibian surveys, butterfly surveys, dragonfly surveys, plant inventories, finding and nominating large state champion trees, finding fossils, collecting fluorescent minerals, and conducting timber rattlesnake research for the PA Fish & Boat Commission.