CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) --Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he has appointed Tony Wasley as Director, Nevada Department of Wildlife.
"Tony's reputation for a science-based management approach and his experience collaborating with private, non-profit, local, state and federal partners will be invaluable to the department," Governor Brian Sandoval said. "Tony has an acute understanding of the significant challenges of wildlife management in Nevada and I am pleased that he has agreed to serve the state in this manner."
Wasley, who has worked for NDOW for the last 16 years, is a graduate of California State University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and Wildlife Management, according to a press release from the Governor's office. Wasley earned his M.S. at Idaho State University in Biology. During his time at the Department, Tony has managed statewide game programs, worked as an area biologist, and participated in research, restoration, enhancement and protection projects for species such as the sage-grouse, mule deer, elk and bighorn sheep. He is a member of The Wildlife Society, Nevada Bighorns Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited.
Wasley has been a guest lecturer at University of Nevada, Reno and Great Basin College in Elko, covering a wide range of natural resource topics including wildlife ecology, geographic information systems, and population genetics. Over the past 22 years, he has conducted and assisted with research in Nevada, Alaska, California, Idaho, Wyoming, Minnesota, Kansas and Arizona. He has had works published in the Journal of Mammalogy and made numerous presentations at Annual Conferences of the Wildlife Society.