WDFW LogoWashington Department of Fish & Wildlife
  HELP | EMPLOYMENT | NEWS | CONTACT  
WDFW LogoAbout WDFW
Search News Releases

Search mode:
"and" "or"
Search in:
Recent News Releases
(Last 30 days)
All News Releases
Emergency Fishing Rule Changes
Sport Fishing Rule Changes
Fish and Shellfish Health Advisories & Closures
Marine Biotoxin Bulletin
Beach closures due to red tide and other marine toxins
Local Fish Consumption Advisories
Health advisories due to contaminants
Fish Facts for Healthy Nutrition
Information on mercury, PCBs and other contaminants in fish
News Releases Archive
2014
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
2013
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
2012
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
MORE ARCHIVES...
 

WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE     Print Version
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091


April 14, 2003
Contact: Madonna Luers, (509) 456-4073

  Digg it!  StumbleUpon  Reddit

Columbia Basin farmer recognized for wildlife work

MOSES LAKE -- A Columbia Basin farmer was recognized for his work to provide wildlife habitat by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission at its meeting here this weekend.

Dale Gies of Moses Lake received an award of merit from commission chair Will Roehl and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) director Jeff Koenings. In addition to farming, Gies is a board member of the Moses Lake Conservation District and president of the Columbia Basin chapter of Pheasants Forever.

"Dale is a very progressive farmer who applies innovative conservation practices to benefit wildlife," Koenings said. "He dedicates portions of his land to plantings to promote wild bird nesting and feeding and he regularly hosts tours of his efforts to help spread the word about the importance of providing, enhancing and protecting habitat."

Koenings noted that since the vast majority of land in eastern Washington is privately owned and in agriculture, the future of wildlife is in the hands of private landowners and volunteers like Gies.

"The commission and the department and the whole state wildlife family present this award of merit to Dale Gies to thank him for his years of dedication and partnership in promoting sound stewardship of wildlife and wildlife habitat," Koenings said.