WILDLIFE VETERAN JIM MARSHALL APPOINTED ASSISTANT CHIEF OF ODNR DIVISION OF WILDLIFE
COLUMBUS, OH - Sean Logan, Director of the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources (ODNR), today named Jim Marshall to the position of Assistant Chief of the department’s Division of Wildlife. Mr. Marshall will serve in a wide variety of duties in close support to Division of Wildlife Chief Dave Graham.
“We are proud that Mr. Marshall will serve Ohio’s sportsmen and women as Assistant Chief of Wildlife,” said Director Logan. “His experience managing the state’s district with the largest amount of public hunting lands has more than prepared him to help lead the Division and to uphold the proud tradition of Ohio’s sportsmen and women.”
Mr. Marshall has 28 years experience with the Division of Wildlife, and has served as District Four (southeast Ohio) Manager for the past 11 years. As District Manager, he supervised all four main program areas: Wildlife Law Enforcement, Fish Management, Wildlife Management, and Information & Education. He was also responsible for District Four’s business operations and human resource functions. Mr. Marshall has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries Management from The Ohio State University.
“Ohio is looking to the future, looking to broaden its outreach to youth and women hunters, and to growing its available hunting lands,” said Dave Graham, Chief of ODNR’s Division of Wildlife. “Jim Marshall has nearly three decades worth of experience working with sports clubs of all sizes and types and he has established strong relations with most of the largest holders and managers of public hunting lands in Ohio.”
While current numbers of Ohio’s hunters and anglers remain stable overall, nationwide studies indicate a general downward trend in the numbers of active sportsmen. Ohio estimates that it is now home to approximately 440,000 hunters and 1.5 million anglers.