New Colorado Parks and Wildlife director to take aim at youth
Credit: Scott Willoughby, The Denver Post
The topic of "recruitment and retention" took on new meaning at Colorado Parks and Wildlife last July when Rick Cables resigned from his position as director of the agency responsible for managing hunting, fishing, wildlife resources and 42 state parks after two critical years on the job.
Suddenly, the broad-scope mission to recruit sportsmen in Colorado was temporarily focused on enlisting just the one.
Department of Natural Resources executive director Mike King said he believes the agency has found that sportsman in Robert Broscheid, a longtime member of the leadership team at the Arizona Game and Fish Department who was named Thursday as the new director of CPW. Broscheid, 44, will take the reins from acting director Steve Yamashito by Dec. 2.
"We had some outstanding internal candidates along with great candidates from other states that made the final cut, but Bob just felt like the right person at the right time based on where we are now," King said. "He has the experience and the energy and enthusiasm for parks and wildlife stewardship. Our outdoor recreationists will really like this guy."
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