DFG News: Gov. Schwarzenegger appoints new DFG director

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Posted by Chris on January 20, 2004 at 15:21:41:

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced today the appointment of Loris "Ryan" Broddrick to the position of 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."

Broddrick has worked in the Department of Fish and Game for over 20 years, beginning in 1981 as a game warden and holding a variety of positions before being appointed Chief Deputy Director in 1997. He left the department in 2001 to join the Western Regional Office of Ducks Unlimited as the director of conservation policy. At Ducks Unlimited, Broddrick has been an advocate for wetlands and waterfowl, forging wildlife habitat partnerships between landowners, agriculture, and conservation groups.

During his tenure at the Department of Fish and Game, Broddrick also held the positions of deputy director, regional manager of the Sacramento Valley-Central Sierra Region, and regional patrol chief in the Office of Spill Prevention and Response after serving in a number of law enforcement positions within the department. Prior to joining the department, Broddrick was an environmental scientist with Raymond Vail Associates from 1979 to 1980, and worked for the California Solid Waste Management Board from 1974 to 1979. He also served as a member of the Bay Delta Advisory Committee where he chaired subcommittees on ecosystem restoration and working landscapes.

"I am extremely grateful that Governor Schwarzenegger has given me this opportunity to continue my work of ensuring the biodiversity and conservation of California's wildlife and habitats," said Broddrick.

Broddrick, 53, of Gold River, CA, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Davis. The position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $123,255. Broddrick is a registered Democrat.

The California Department of Fish and Game manages California's diverse fish, wildlife and plant resources, and habitats for their ecological values and enjoyment by the public. The Department also manages oil spill prevention programs and enforces environmental laws such as the California Endangered Species Act. Over 2,000 employees work for the Department with a budget of over $279 million.

Contact: Margita Thompson, Rob McAndrews, 916-445-4571

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