The Director of the Department of Conservation for the past six-and-a-half years is resigning. Robert Ziehmer will step down effective July 15 to take a job in the private sector.
Ziehmer has been with the department for more than 25 years. The Department lists as highlights of his tenure the effort to restore the state’s populations of elk, prairie chickens, hellbenders, and sturgeon; the delivery of conservation messages to schools; and major projects at state hatcheries, wetlands, shooting ranges and regional conservation facilities.
Ziehmer is the 8th Conservation Director since the department’s founding in 1937.