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Parrett takes wildlife helm

Jan. 10, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

ATHENS, Ohio -- Tim Parrett has been named district manager for wildlife district 4, a 19-county district that includes Lawrence, Gallia and Scioto counties, among others, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Parrett, former state fish hatchery program administrator, was appointed to the post in Athens on Dec. 16.

"My goal is to continue the good things we do and maintain our association with sportsmen groups and promote the opportunities we have and protect our resources," Parrett said last week.

Parrett, who lives in Lancaster, Ohio, said he's looking forward to serving in his new role overseeing wildlife in southeastern Ohio. "There are lots of forests and hilly terrain in the area," he said. Working in the Athens office "feels like coming home."

His experience and education has prepared him to meet the demands of leadership roles as a district manager for the Ohio Division of Wildlife, said Dave Lane, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife assistant chief. He said Parrett is customer-oriented and intends to work with conservation partners to manage Ohio wildlife resources.

Parrett replaced Mark Hemming.

Parrett earned an associate degree in recreation and wildlife from Hocking College and a bachelor's degree in fisheries management from The Ohio State University. He has worked for the division for more than 20 years.

He has worked as a fisheries biologist, a fish management supervisor and most recently headed the state's fish hatcheries program administrator at the central office in Columbus.

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