In 2015, Wildlife Conservation Officer Victor Rosa extracted a tooth from a 300-pound male bear trapped in downtown Tunkhannock.

Wildlife Conservation Officer Victor Rosa, of Fleetville, recently accepted the position of Pennsylvania Game Commission Land Management Group Supervisor for Bradford and portions of Susquehanna and Wayne counties.

Southern Lackawanna County game warden Aaron Morrow has accepted a transfer to Rosa’s former post.

Rosa is a 2000 graduate of the 25th class of state game wardens from the Game Commission’s Ross Leffler School of Conservation and served as the district game warden in Monroe, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties.

As a Land Management Officer, Rosa will supervise individuals- three foreman and nine total, while also providing services similar to his position as game warden in Wyoming County.

“I will handle a lot of the educational programs and hunter education,” said Rosa. “My responsibilities will also now shift to wildlife management, habitat management, working with the oil and gas industries and dealing with encroachment issues.”

He is responsible for the development, management and maintenance of wildlife habitat totaling over 73,000 acres on state game lands and supervises three Game Commission Wildlife Habitat Management crews that conduct habitat and infrastructure projects on state game lands and Hunter Access properties.

The Land Management Officer position opened when Phil Kasper, who held the position, accepted a position with the same title in a different location.

“When the position opened, I applied for it and received the promotion,” said Rosa. “There is a very specific skill set, and certain qualifications required, to be able to obtain this position. There are points within the game commission that must be met.”

Rosa continued, “I was very happy being the game warden in Wyoming County, but I had been interested in the Land Management position for some time. I am looking forward to the difficult challenges it will bring in my career.”

“Officer Rosa performed his duties as the district game warden in Monroe, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties with pride and professionalism,” said Game Commission Northeast Region Director Daniel Figured. “He will be a great asset in overseeing land-management activities in Bradford, Susquehanna and Wayne counties.”

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