Dan Forster, recently retired Director of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD), was recognized with the Seth Gordon Award, the highest honor given by the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA).
“Dan Forster has had a remarkable career in wildlife management and is most-deserving of this award,” said Mark Williams, DNR Commissioner. “His passion for wildlife and wildlife management, his willingness to be a leader of numerous committees, and his commitment to conserving natural resources held in the public trust all contribute to him being the best choice for such an honor. I am so grateful to have been able to work with him in the conservation of wildlife here in Georgia.”
The award recognizes the lifetime achievements of natural resource administrators who have worked for the best use of North American natural resources and the public trust.
Dan Forster, employed with WRD since 1990, officially retires on Oct. 1, with a new career beginning as Director of Government Relations with the Archery Trade Association. He and his wife, Jennifer, and their two children live in Social Circle.
AFWA represents North America’s fish and wildlife agencies to advance sound, science-based management and conservation of fish and wildlife and their habitats in the public interest.