The director of Georgia’s Wildlife Resources Division is helping lead the organization that represents fish and wildlife agencies across North America.
Dan Forster was named president of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies during the association’s annual meeting in Portland last week.
Forster, a Georgia native, has served as Wildlife Resources Division director for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources since 2004.
The division is charged with conserving, enhancing and promoting wildlife resources in the state.
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies’ governing board is made up of fish and wildlife agency directors from state and provincial governments including all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada and Mexico.
Forster, a certified wildlife biologist and University of Georgia graduate with a Master’s in wildlife biology, began work with the Wildlife Resources Division on the Georgia coast in 1990.
He and his wife, Jennifer, and their two children live in Social Circle.