Division of Wildlife names new Glenwood Springs area manager | PostIndependent.com

Division of Wildlife names new Glenwood Springs area manager

The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) has named Perry Will as the new Area Wildlife Manager for the Glenwood Springs office. The office oversees management of wildlife in parts of Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties, including the communities of Glenwood Springs, Vail, Eagle and Aspen.Will has accepted a transfer to Glenwood Springs from the Montrose office, where he has been stationed for the past year. Prior to going to Montrose, Will served as district wildlife manager in the Rifle South district for more than 25 years. In 1996, Will received the John D. Hart Wildlife Officer of the Year award, the top honor given to an employee of the DOW.Will grew up in a farming and ranching family in southeast Colorado. After graduating college from the University of Northern Colorado, he was hired by the DOW in 1978. He and his wife, Susan, have been married for 32 years and have two grown children. “My career has been a dream come true for me,” Will said. “I wanted to be a game warden for as long as I can remember. I have spent most of my life with the people and wildlife in Garfield County, and I’m excited to be home.”Will officially began his Glenwood Springs duties on May 1. Former Glenwood Springs Area Wildlife Manger Pat Tucker was recently promoted to head the DOW Habitat Partnership Program (HPP). The program works with private land owners to address and resolve conflicts with wildlife. In addition, HPP works to improve wildlife habitat on public and private lands. DOW has begun the search process for a new Area Wildlife Manager for the Montrose office. While the search is being conducted, District Wildlife Manager Mark Caddy will serve as acting area wildlife manager.

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