Phil Seng


Phil is a superlative biologist/communicator.

Phil was DJ Case's first employee in 1990. He has worked with hundreds of state, federal and local natural resource agencies and non-governmental organizations on communication projects ranging from wetland and migratory bird conservation, to promotion of wildlife viewing, to recruitment of hunters and shooters, to prosecution of poachers and polluters. He oversees human dimensions and evaluation projects, and specializes in conflict resolution and facilitating collaboration between agencies, NGOs and citizens on complicated and divisive issues.

Phil holds a bachelor's degree in forestry from Purdue University (where he was captain of the rifle team) and a master's degree in wildlife biology from the University of Missouri. He is a certified wildlife biologist and certified hunter education instructor.

Skills & Expertise
Conflict resolution
Project management

317 E Jefferson Blvd
Mishawaka, IN 46545
United States

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Phil's 30th anniversary cake

March 2020

30 Years at DJ Case

Phil celebrated 30 years at DJ Case on March 12, 2020. Dave Case and the staff threw him a surprise party at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Omaha.They also produced a short video chronicling Phil's three decades at DJ Case.

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September 2018

Report: Improving Communication of Sport Fishing Regulations in Alaska

The report describes findings from an online survey of a randomly selected group of Alaska sport-fishing license holders. The survey sought to gather information about respondents’ understanding of sport fish regulations and preferences for methods and means of their communication.

A small proportion of respondents (only 14 percent) indicated they understood regulations “well.” Most indicated at least some level of confusion: 60 percent said regulations were at least “somewhat” confusing. The most avid anglers residing in Alaska were the likeliest group to think of sport-fishing regulations as very, mostly, or somewhat confusing.

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game is using the results to inform potential regulation changes to encourage more (and more consistent) angler participation.

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Outdoor Writer's Associations

Named a Senior-Active Member, Outdoor Writer’s Association of America. Has also served as president of the Hoosier Outdoor Writer’s Association.

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Boating and Fishing Best Practices

Co-edited the landmark Best Practices Workbook for Boating, Fishing, and Aquatic Resources Stewardship Education for the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. This publication continues to guide boating and fishing R3 efforts throughout the nation.

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Certified Wildlife Biologist

Named a Certified Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society. Has served on numerous TWS committees and working groups at the state, regional and national levels.

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Michigan Wildlife Viewing Guide

Authored full-color guidebook to wildlife viewing locations in the Great Lakes State.

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Certified Hunter Education Instructor

Certified as an Indiana Hunter Education Instructor.,

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Indiana Wildlife Viewing Guide

Co-authored the Indiana Wildlife Viewing Guide with Dave Case.

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Master of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife

Earned a master’s degree in wildlife biology from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. Served as 1989 graduate student representative to the University of Missouri Department of Fisheries and Wildlife faculty and to the Missouri Graduate Student Association.

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Joined DJ Case & Associates

Was the first employee of DJ Case & Associates (“Two guys in an office above the print shop"). Became vice-president and partner in 2005. Became president in 2020.

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Bachelor of Science in Forestry-Wildlife Management

Earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry and wildlife management from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Honors and Distinctions

  • Rafferty Outstanding Wildlife Graduate.
  • Captain, Purdue Rifle Team.
  • 1985 and 1986 Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Writing Contest winner.
  • Served as president, vice-president, and executive council of the Purdue student chapter of The Wildlife Society.
  • Served as president and vice-president of the Purdue Rifle and Pistol Club.
  • Elected Ranger of the Purdue chapter of Xi Sigma Pi National Forestry Honorary Fraternity.
  • Elected to the CERES Purdue School of Agriculture Honorary Fraternity.