WAFWA is pleased to announce the hiring of our new Lesser Prairie-Chicken Program Manager, Roger Wolfe. Wolfe served more than 32 years with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism as a regional supervisor for the agency, managing budgets and people, and he has considerable experience working with state, federal and local partners. In his new role with WAFWA, Wolfe will oversee the day-to-day operations and implementation of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan, and provide support for staff including a conservation services director, industry services director and four regional biologists. His responsibilities will include development and oversight of reports prepared for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as well as coordination and communication with various state, federal and local agencies on activities related to the range-wide plan.
"I am honored to be given the opportunity to join WAFWA and the lesser-prairie chicken team," said Wolfe. "For a conservation professional, it?s exciting to be part of the landscape-scale impacts that the range-wide plan provides. All of our partners should be proud of the progress that has been made so far with development and initial implementation of the plan."
Photo Credits: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Roger Wolfe