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a little deserved recognition

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North Dakota Game and Fish Department Director Terry Steinwand recently honored a number of employees with performance-based awards. Steinwand presented the following awards at the department’s annual staff meeting Dec. 12.

 

Gene Van Eeckhout, Jamestown, and Brian Prince, Devils Lake, received the Special Projects award, given to an individual who implemented a successful new project.

 

Van Eeckhout was recognized for his 38-year efforts at Spiritwood Lake, including assessing grass carp and zander introductions, keeping common carp out, and water quality projects. “There isn’t just one project on Spiritwood Lake that has received Gene’s attention, but rather he’s spent a career working on a multitude of fish management issues,” Steinwand said.

 

Prince was recognized for his work in enhancing public land opportunities in the northeast. “In the last 10 years, this district has added 16 new wildlife management areas and expanded eight existing WMAs,” Steinwand said. “The amount of additions has been above expectations, and this is a direct result of Brian’s efforts.”

 

Melissa Long, Bismarck, received the Solid Foundation award, presented to an employee who demonstrates exemplary work in their field. Long was recognized for her dedication to her job. “Melissa is dependable, a quick learner and dedicated to getting the job done,” Steinwand said. “Whenever something is asked of her, we can count on it being right.”

 

Nancy Boldt, Bismarck, received the Public Outreach award, presented to an employee for showing a significant effort, ability or accomplishment in interacting with the public while promoting the Department’s programs. Boldt was recognized for her efforts in developing and coordinating the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program. “This program wouldn’t be possible without the work and guidance of Nancy,” Steinwand said. “She’s reached thousands of women in North Dakota, and they’ve been able to experience outdoor and hunting or fishing activities in an environment where instructors provide skills to women who may have otherwise not been afforded this opportunity.”

 

 

admin notes from the outdoors world

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Habitats Workshop Scheduled in Valley City

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and the Valley City Area Teacher Center are sponsoring a wildlife conservation and resource management workshop for teachers, environmental educators and anyone else who works with youth.

“North Dakota Habitats” is scheduled June 1-2 at the Valley City Area Teacher Center on the campus of Valley City State University in Valley City. The five North Dakota habitats – wetlands, badlands, prairie, woodlands and riparian – will be studied, with the North Dakota Studies Habitats curriculum used as textbooks.

The fast-paced workshop offers a hands-on approach educators can use in their classrooms and on field trips, and in discussing classroom and curriculum integration. All supplies are provided.

Workshop instructor Sherry Niesar, a 25-year volunteer wildlife educator with the Game and Fish Department, has a master’s in wildlife science from South Dakota State University.

A $20 registration fee for nonmembers of the Valley City Area Teacher Center is required. Graduate credit is available through the University of North Dakota.

To register for the workshop, call Sandy Zahn at (701) 845-7282 or e-mail sandy.zahn@sendit.nodak.edu. For information on Habitats of North Dakota, contact Sherry Niesar at (701) 527-3714 or e-mail sniesar@nd.gov.

 

Game and Fish to Sell Property in Bismarck

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will sell real property within the city limits of Bismarck at a public auction on June 10 at 11 a.m. at the front door of the Burleigh County Courthouse in Bismarck.

Legal description of the property consists of Lots 11 and 12 of Section 3, Township 138 North, Range 80 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian. Located at 814 Airport Road, sale includes the land and buildings on the property that formerly housed the Game and Fish Department’s shop and laboratory, and includes some office space. The department’s new shop and lab are located at 3001 East Main Avenue.

Written bids in a sealed envelope received by 10 a.m. on the day of the auction will be accepted, and must be accompanied by earnest money for 10 percent of the total bid. Written bids must be addressed to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, Attn: Paul Schadewald, 100 N. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58501. Written bids will be opened at the start of the auction. It is not necessary to submit a written bid to bid at the auction.

For more information, including an appointment to inspect the property, contact Schadewald at (701) 328-6328.

field trip

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Last night was a ND Game and Fish Advisory Board meeting a the Gladstone Inn in Jamestown. I really look forward to meeting up with other Game and Fish staff and even more the hunters/anglers/citizens who take the time to listen to the Departments presentations and bring their questions and concerns to the Department.

I arrived in town to set up some equipment and had 20 minutes of freeboard ahead of me, so I shot a quick email down the street–literally–to the Jamestown Sun and quick as a whistle Logan C Adams (a recovering Kansanian that realized soon after relocating that  It’s Good to be in North Dakota) shot back he also had time to meet up. 

Graciously Logan opened up the back door, snuck me in and introduced me to the Sun Staff and other employee’s. Honestly..I love meeting people in places where they work…not just who you are and what you like, but show me what you do and how it’s done. Steinerx2 and Selvig and more enjoying pizza in the break room.  I wish I could remember all the names, I read their work 6 days a week :) .  And Logan and the team were more than happy to not only show me around, but put me to work. 

 

After a quick onceover of the press and nickel tour it was out the door, down the street and back to the world of Game and Fish. Seriously it took me longer type this than our visit, but I’m thankful for the opportunity. 

Looking forward to the visit.