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  • Mike George is DU's new director of conservation programs for Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.
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Story at a Glance Mike George is the new Ducks Unlimited director of conservation programs for Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. George was the USFWS state supervisor for Nebraska.

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Jan. 7, 2014 – Mike George is now leading Ducks Unlimited’s conservation work in Nebraska, KansasColorado and Wyoming as director of conservation programs for those states. George is located in DU’s field office in Grand Island, Neb.

“I am looking forward to working for one of the premier conservation organizations in North America,” George said. “DU’s reputation for putting work on the ground is impeccable, and I am excited to be a part of it.”

He was the Nebraska state supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, overseeing the work of 13 professionals to review impacts on migratory birds and endangered species, as well as collaborate with stakeholders. George also worked with the Corps of Engineers for 25 years, with a substantial amount of time focused on ecosystem restoration along the Missouri River. 

“Mike’s experience with team leadership, conflict resolution and partnership development will strengthen DU’s team in the Great Plains,” said Steve Adair, DU director of operations for the Great Plains Region. “Mike has been very involved with the Platte River Recovery Program and in developing innovative solutions for species impacted by energy development.” 

George grew up in Colorado and has spent the majority of his professional career in Nebraska.  He is currently completing a Ph.D. with the University of Nebraska-Omaha. 

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org. Connect with us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/ducksunlimited, follow our tweets at twitter.com/ducksunlimited and watch DU videos at youtube.com/ducksunlimitedinc.

Becky Jones Mahlum
(701) 355-3507
bjonesmahlum@ducks.org

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