April 15, 2003
KEVIN FRAILEY Biography
As the Department of Fish and Game's Conservation Education Supervisor, Kevin Frailey is responsible for all education programming within the department. Kevin came to Idaho over a year ago from Michigan where he spent 18 years doing similar work for the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, a statewide nonprofit organization.
While in Michigan, Kevin was very involved in statewide policies and planning of environmental education. He served on two gubernatorial task forces to develop a statewide plan for environmental education and helped draft the Michigan's Environmental Education Act. He also served as president of the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education.
Teaching others about wildlife and other natural resources has always been his passion, whether in a nature center, a college classroom, or out in the field. "Our society travels further and further from its ties to the land and has lost the responsibility of stewardship. One of America's greatest conservationists, the late Aldo Leopold, said it best " There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace."
Kevin became infatuated with wildlife, especially bears, from television programming he watched as a youth in the 1960's near Detroit, Michigan. This unlikely suburban beginning lead to lifelong interest and study of wildlife, especially predators. He explores Idaho with his wife, three children and two dogs as much as possible through camping and hiking. He does his best to stay at the top of the food chain.