Ken Mayer has been named director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife.
He was with the California Department of Fish and Game board for the past five years and served as environmental program manager in that agency, as well as senior wildlife biologist supervisor and statewide deer management coordinator.
Gov. Jim Gibbons cited Mayer's extensive experience in making the appointment.
"Nevada's natural wonders continue to garner worldwide recognition and, through responsible management of our resources, we can ensure their vitality for years to come," said Gibbons.
Mayer starts in February.