New NDOW director appointed by governor

According to a press release by Kelly Clark of the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), last Thursday, Governor Jim Gibbons announced the appointment of Kenneth E. Mayer as the new Director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

Clark said, "Nevada's expansive terrain and magnificent wildlife attract visitors from around the world who come to enjoy the many outdoor wonders that our state has to offer. The Wildlife Director will ensure that the many outdoor recreational activities continue to be enjoyed by visitors and residents of the state while at the same time promoting good stewardship of our state's wildlife and natural resources."

"Ken Mayer's extensive background in Natural Resource Management will provide the department with the leadership and experience necessary to ensure responsible management of our wildlife and natural resources," said Governor Gibbons. "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."

"It is an honor to be appointed to the Director of the Department of Wildlife by Governor Gibbons. I have dedicated my entire career to the conservation and wise use of wildlife and I look forward to working with Governor Gibbons to continue this work in the great state of Nevada," said Ken Mayer.

Prior to his appointment as Wildlife Director, Mayer served as appointee to the California Department of Fish and Game (DF&G) for the last 5 years.

He also served as an Environmental Program Manager for the DF&G from 1999-2000, and Senior Wildlife Biologist Supervisor and Statewide Deer Management Coordinator, California Wildlife Habitat Relationships, and Hardwoods Program Manager for DF&G from 1987-1999.

Mayer holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Natural Resource Management from Humboldt State University, Humboldt, California.

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