FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2011
Lane Appointed Chief of the ODNR Division of Wildlife
COLUMBUS, OH – David B. Lane has been appointed chief of the state’s Division of Wildlife by Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director David Mustine. Lane has served as acting District Manager for the division’s District One Wildlife Office in central Ohio since October of 2009. He replaces David M. Graham who retired from the position earlier this year.
As chief of the Division of Wildlife, Lane will oversee Ohio's fish and wildlife management programs, as well as management of more than 170,000 acres of state wildlife areas, 2.25 million acres of Lake Erie and 451 miles of the Ohio River.
“David’s career reflects a diverse background in conservation and business, as well as experience with law enforcement and proven leadership within the Division,” said Mustine. “He will be an asset helping the division fulfill its core mission as well as strengthening our internal and external partnerships to promote outdoor recreation opportunities and management of public lands.”
A native of West Virginia, Lane was hired by the Division of Wildlife in 2002 as a wildlife officer in Fayette County; he was promoted to Wildlife Officer Supervisor in 2005 and named as acting District One manager in 2009. For 14 years, he worked for Appalachian Timber Services, Inc. in West Virginia. As vice president of the company, he oversaw all aspects of marketing and product development, sales training, established budgets and evaluated financial statements.
Lane earned an Associate of Science degree in Forest Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Glenville State College in West Virginia. In 1987, he earned his Masters of Science in Forestry from West Virginia University.
Lane and his family reside in Washington Court House.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com.
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For more information, contact:
Laura Jones, ODNR Office of Communications
614. 265. 6787