Tom Eveland earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science and Master of Science degree in Biology from East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. His training includes field ecology, animal behavior, earth science, and environmental studies.
Tom presently teaches courses in environmental science, earth systems, and water at Penn State University and earth science, ecology, and genetics at Luzerne County Community College near Scranton, Pennsylvania. Tom’s experience with black bears began in high school, when he worked summers and weekends as an assistant on black bear and elk projects.
Tom later participated in a Penn State University black bear study that involved live trapping, radio telemetry and habitat analysis. California courts have declared Tom Eveland an expert on the black bear. Tom is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting in the Maine woods.
Maine Bear Hunting Reform Narrowly Rejected by Voters
Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting expressed disappointment about the election results on Question 1, but thanked more than a quarter million Mainers who voted to end bear baiting, hounding, and trapping.
"We are grateful to so many Maine voters for supporting this proposed reform, and we look forward to working with them and with ‘no’ and non-voters to outlaw the practices of bear hounding and trapping, because we believe there’s substantial agreement on that issue."