Cale L. Godfrey Named Assistant Chief of Wildlife Division

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Department of Game and Inland
Fisheries (VDGIF) announced that Cale L. Godfrey was named
assistant director of the VDGIF Wildlife Division. Mr. Godfrey
filled the vacancy created when Bob Ellis was named Wildlife
Division Director.

Cale Godfrey earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife
and Fisheries Science from Penn State University in University
Park, Pennsylvania. He then earned a Master of Science in Wildlife
Sciences from Virginia Tech where he conducted research on the
Department’s Cooperative Allegheny Bear Study.

Godfrey joined the VDGIF in May 1997 as a Wildlife Research
Associate and worked in that position until November 1997 when he
was promoted to Forest Stewardship Biologist. He worked as Forest
Stewardship Biologist for VDGIF from November 1997 to June
1999.

In 1999, he then moved to the position of District Wildlife
Biologist for the Department In that capacity he supervised
personnel assigned to three wildlife management areas: Amelia WMA,
Featherfin WMA, and Horsepen WMA. He also provided technical
assistance on wildlife population and habitat management to private
and public landowners. Godfrey has extensive knowledge and
experience in management of farm, forest, and wetland habitats. He
served in the District Wildlife Biologist position until being
promoted to Assistant Director of Wildlife.

Godfrey is a member of The Virginia Chapter of The Wildlife
Society.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is pleased
to have Cale Godfrey in this leadership position.

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