Chief of the Division of Wildlife

Kendra Wecker is the Chief of the Division of Wildlife in the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and a proud 4-H alumna.

As Chief Wecker oversees ODNR’s efforts to manage and conserve fish and wildlife populations on behalf of all Ohioans. Kendra holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology from The Ohio State University and has worked for ODNR since 1992. Her previous positions include Wildlife Diversity Coordinator and Information and Education Executive Administrator. During her tenure, she has been the recipient of multiple awards, including Wildlife Conservationist of the Year from the League of Ohio Sportsmen.

Does this career interest you? Want to know the pathway to take?

Some 4-H projects and opportunities aligned with this career:

Geology: Can You Dig It?

Explore the Outdoors

Exploring Polar Science

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Programs Offered through Ohio State’s College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences:

Environmental Science

Natural Resources Management

Other Programs at OSU:

Earth Sciences

Other colleges and universities in Ohio:

Case Western Reserve University

Geological Sciences

Denison University:

Earth and Environmental Science

Miami University:


Kent State University:


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Video Provided by Molly E. Hunt and Kendra Wecker.

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