Utah names new DWR director

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Interim Director of Wildlife Resources Named to Job Permanently

April 4, 2002

Salt Lake Tribune

   Kevin Conway, a 27-year veteran with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, has been named new director of the division. He has been interim director since January when the division's longtime leader, John Kimball, retired.

   Conway, who is out of town, said in a statement that under his direction the division "will be working proactively with conservation organizations, land management agencies and private landowners in identifying ways to enhance wildlife populations and habitat."

   In making the announcement on Tuesday, Bob Morgan, executive director of the Department of Natural Resources said, "Kevin has done an admirable job as interim director. We look forward to continuing with the work and programs created while he served in the interim position."

   Conway joined the division as a conservation officer shortly after graduating from Utah State University in 1974. He was named assistant director in 1997.

   Don Peay, head of Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, a powerful lobbying group, applauded Conway's appointment. "Kevin has been great to work with, and I look forward to working with him in the future," said Peay.

   He added that Conway's big challenges will be to continue to acquire land for wildlife habitat when state budgets are tight.
 

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