Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Director Patrick Graham today announced the hiring of three new regional supervisors for FWP.
Pat Flowers will take the reins as regional supervisor in Bozeman for FWP administrative Region 3, September 27. Flowers comes to the agency from the Montana Department of Natural Resources office in Missoula where he is currently employed as its forest management bureau chief. Graham said Flowers' experience dealing with a variety of natural resource issues and his proven abilities to communicate were among the several positive attributes that led to his hiring. Flowers replaces Steve Lewis who retired Aug. 31 following five years as FWP's regional supervisor in Bozeman.
Harvey Nyberg, who is currently FWP's Wildlife Manager for Region 1 in Kalispell, has been promoted to the regional supervisor slot in Billings, FWP's Region 5. Nyberg began his career as a wildlife biologist with the department in 1979. Since that time he has served at Freezout Wildlife Management Area, Malta and in Kalispell in various capacities as a wildlife biologist and manager. Nyberg replaces Dick Ellis, who is retiring after 34 years of service with FWP.
Jim Satterfield will assume the duties of regional supervisor in FWP Region 6 headquartered in Glasgow. Satterfield, who came to the agency in 1995 from the Colorado Division of Wildlife, has worked for the agency's Fisheries Division in Helena as a bureau chief and assistant administrator. Satterfield replaces Tom Hinz, who moved to Helena in August to become the statewide migratory bird coordinator.
Graham said he was extremely pleased with the quality of the applicants and the ultimate selections for the positions. Flowers, Nyberg and Satterfield were selected from a pool of 34 applicants. "They bring a combination of experience and enthusiasm that we are confident will be an asset both to the agency and the regions that they will lead," Graham said.