Governor Schwarzenegger Appoints DU Employee as Director of Fish and Game
Memphis, TN, January 22, 2004 — On Tuesday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed DU's then Director of Conservation Policy for its Western Regional Office, Loris "Ryan" Broddrick, to be California's new Director of the Department of Fish and Game.
"Ryan's extensive background in conservation and resource management makes him an ideal candidate to lead the Department of Fish and Game," said Schwarzenegger. "During his long time service, Ryan has proven his ability to work with many diverse interests in the service of protecting California's wildlife resources."
As Ducks Unlimited's Director of Conservation Policy in the west, Broddrick led efforts to conserve wetlands and waterfowl habitats, securing partnerships among private landowners, conservation groups, and government agencies.
"My experience with DU has underscored the power and necessity of being good stewards of our existing wetland and waterfowl resources while anticipating and crafting the wetland legacy and waterfowling tradition for future generations," said Broddrick. "My sincere thanks to DU for the opportunity to contribute and I look forward to remaining an advocate for wetlands and public/private partnerships in my new capacity as Director of California Department of Fish and Game."
As Director of California's Fish and Game, Broddrick will oversee hunting seasons and regulations, forge efforts in habitat conservation, pursue and prosecute poachers, and more.
"Ryan will do a great job for wildlife and the citizens of California, said Dr. Rudy Rosen, Director of DU's Western Office and former director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. "He has the right mix of skills in wildlife management and experience helping people work together for conservation, but he's going to be missed here at DU."
With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world's largest wetland and waterfowl conservation organization. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands — nature's most productive ecosystems — and continues to lose over 100,000 wetland acres every year.
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