Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division Director Dan Forster Joins RBFF Board of Directors
Credit: Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF)
Dan is a great addition to our board, bringing extensive experience in state agency management,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “We welcome his contributions and unique perspective as we strive to increase boating and fishing participation nationwide, thereby conserving our nation’s aquatic natural resources.”
“Georgia is the bass capital of the world so I know that fishing and boating play such an important role in continuing to encourage and entice people to participate in outdoor recreation,” said Forster. “This provides tremendous opportunities for family time and results in an economic impact of staggering proportions.”
Forster has served as Wildlife Resources Division director for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources since 2004. The division is charged with conserving, enhancing and promoting wildlife resources in the state. As Wildlife Resources director, Forster provides leadership and policy directives for an agency responsible for hunting opportunities on more than one million acres of public land, plus management of 110 wildlife management areas, 10 public fishing areas and seven regional education centers. Forster, a certified wildlife biologist and University of Georgia graduate with a Master’s in wildlife biology, began work with the Wildlife Resources Division in 1990.