Rachel Sralla

Rachel Sralla

Area Wildlife Manager

State of Colorado

Montrose, CO USA

Within the bounds and the opportunities that you have, experience everything you can.


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Rachel Sralla


My road in life has been direct.
Having been born and raised in Colorado, the outdoors was always a big part of my life.
In college, I got to explore hunting and fishing more deeply, which really solidified my passion for wildlife and the outdoors.
I was going to school for biology but wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do.
While working at a retail store in college, I met someone who worked for Colorado Parks and Wildlife who invited me on a ride along—that experience was the deciding factor for my career path.
I changed my major to wildlife biology with the goal of becoming a district wildlife manager.
After graduating, I started my career as a park ranger for Larimer County.
I was hired as a district wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, which I did for eight years before being promoted to my current position as area wildlife manager.
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Area Wildlife Manager

I lead a team of district wildlife managers and property technicians in an area of Colorado.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Working with Others

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Within the bounds and opportunities that you have, experience everything you can. Be an observer and a student in all of those experiences. For example, if you're interested in the land and wildlife industry, when you're looking at a landscape think, "Who manages this land? What's going on here? Is this something I'm interested in?" Put yourself through those thought experiences. It's a way to put yourself through that exposure just by being an observer.


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I have to constantly be on top of my game as a woman."

Challenges I Overcame

Physical Issues

Interviewed By

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