DU Hires Director of Conservation Programs

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Mike George is now leading Ducks Unlimited’s conservation work in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming as director of conservation programs for those states.

George is located in DU’s field office in Grand Island, Neb.

“I am looking forward to working for one of the premier conservation organizations in North America,” George said. “DU’s reputation for putting work on the ground is impeccable, and I am excited to be a part of it.”

He was the Nebraska state supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, overseeing the work of 13 professionals to review impacts on migratory birds and endangered species, as well as collaborate with stakeholders.

George also worked with the Corps of Engineers for 25 years, with a substantial amount of time focused on ecosystem restoration along the Missouri River.

“Mike’s experience with team leadership, conflict resolution and partnership development will strengthen DU’s team in the Great Plains,” said Steve Adair, DU director of operations for the Great Plains Region. “Mike has been very involved with the Platte River Recovery Program and in developing innovative solutions for species impacted by energy development.”

George grew up in Colorado and has spent the majority of his professional career in Nebraska. He is currently completing a Ph.D. with the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

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