Doug Howie, assistant private land coordinator for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department in Bismarck, received the agency’s Director’s Award for professional excellence during the Department’s annual meeting Dec. 8 in Bismarck.
Terry Steinwand, Game and Fish director, said Howie is known for his professionalism and resourcefulness. “Doug’s commitment to the Department’s private lands program has been exemplary for 30 years,” Steinwand said.
Howie was recognized for his role in administering the Private Land Open to Sportsmen program. “He has developed policies and procedures, manages statewide and district budgets and issues landowner payments,” Steinwand added. “Doug’s knowledge helps steer the direction of the program, and his dedication has helped it become one of the most successful access programs in the country.”