Human-Animal Conflict Specialist
Henry Coletto spent 35 years as Santa Clara County Wildlife Ranger and Game Warden with the Parks and Sheriff’s Departments until he retired in 2003. In addition to law enforcement duties, he put together wildlife interpretive programs for the Parks Department, was involved in numerous wildlife studies, including black-tailed deer, wild pigs, and wild turkeys, and played a role in the re-introduction of tule elk and pronghorn antelope to the Mt. Hamilton Range. He worked with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and other agencies on surveillance of wildlife diseases, conservation planning, and a wide variety of other issues. Throughout his career, he has been involved in outdoor education programs related to hunting, fishing, and natural resource education.
Henry serves as the Vice President and Project Committee Chair for the California Deer Association, assisting with on-going research of black-tailed deer. He is also the volunteer manager of the Cañada de los Osos Ecological Reserve. He coordinates youth outdoor education and junior hunting programs, creek restoration and other habitat enhancement projects. He works with local schools and universities to expand environmental education opportunities on the Reserve.