Faces at the Station
Dr. Chuck Yohn Director of the Raystown Field Station
Associate Professor of Environmental Science & Studies
Phone: (814) 641-3572
Chuck officially began his tenure as Director of the Station in 1993 but his employment history at the station goes back as far as 1979 when he began working at the station in a student work study position while a freshman at Juniata College. Chuck completed his doctorate from Penn State University studying the effect of forest management practices on songbird communities. In addition to his administrative duties coordinating the development and daily operations of the station, Chuck also teaches Ornithology, Vertebrate Zoology, Wildlife Management, Forestry and the Sense of Place seminar at the station.
Chris Bomgardner Raystown Field Station Facilities Supervisor
In 2008 Chris joined the field station staff as Facilities Supervisor. He is a graduate of Penn State with a degree in Biology & Plant Science. He brings a wide range of work experience to the position which includes many diverse responsibilities, including keeping the facilities in shape, working with students and alumni on projects and improvements for the station, supervising student help and much more. During our Forest Conservarion semester, Chris is part of the team teaching Forestry at the field station.