JACKSON - Joe Bohne, special projects biologist in Alpine, has retired after more than 35 years of service with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
He began his Game and Fish career as a wildlife biologist in Wheatland. He transferred to Laramie in December 1978 and to the south Jackson district in 1990. In May 1993 he was promoted to wildlife management coordinator in Jackson and he transferred to his current position in October 2001. During his time in Jackson, he negotiated with many developers in Jackson Hole to preserve wildlife habitat and limit impacts to wildlife.
"Joe's service to the state is reflective of an ardent passion for wildlife,” said Chief Game Warden Brian Nesvik. “His work on some of Wyoming's most important wildlife issues, including the Pacific Flyway Council and sage grouse management, will leave a lasting mark."
Bohne is a native of Amherst, Mass. He earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s from the University of Montana. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 17 years.
Prior to joining Game and Fish, he served as a biologist for the North Atlantic Salmon Foundation and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and as an engineering technician for the U.S. Forest Service.
In 1998, Bohne was honored as the Wildlife Division Employee of the Year. He will continue to make his home in Alpine in retirement.
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)