Brian Glenzinski honored as Wisconsin Partner of the Year
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis., February 3, 2010 – State DNR wildlife biologist Brian Glenzinzski was recently recognized as Ducks Unlimited’s Wisconsin Conservation Partner of the Year. Glenzinzski received his award at the 2010 Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited (DU) convention which took place in the Wisconsin Dells. Partners are key to DU’s conservation efforts, and DU works with these partners—individuals, organizations and state and federal agencies—that allow current projects to move forward and foster the initiation of new ones.
Glenzinski’s commitment to waterfowl habitat conservation is unprecedented. In 2009, he collaborated with DU on the Bloomfield State Wildlife Area and the Big Muskego Lake Sediment wetland projects. He also took a lead role in coordinating a $1 million proposal to protect and restore wetlands in the Mukwonago and Fox Rivers. He also co-authored a $75,000 small North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant proposal for wetland restoration work at Vernon Marsh State Wildlife Area.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, with a major in Wildlife and Biology, Glenzinski went to work at the WDNR and got his first taste of wetland and grassland restoration. With the WDNR he worked with DU and the U.S. Department of Natural Resource Conservation Service to help implement the Wetland Reserve Program in Wisconsin. Glenzinski has also served as coordinator of the WDNR-Glacial Habitat Restoration Area and is currently a WDNR Wildlife Biologist for Walworth and Waukesha Counties.
DU Biologist Jason Hill recognized Glenzinski’s efforts as a member of the staff of the WDNR, as well as his personal commitment to preserving Wisconsin’s natural resources. Glenzinski received his Partner of the Year award at DU’s Wisconsin state convention, held at the Wisconsin Dells on Jan. 30.
Ducks Unlimited 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 nearly 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.
Kristin Schrader, Public Affairs Coordinator
For more info on DU’s conservation work in Wisconsin, please visit: wi.ducks.org