Moosehead Lake regional fisheries biologist recognized for 30 years on the job
AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage honored Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife fisheries biologist Tim Obrey on Dec. 13 recognizing him for outstanding service to the state, its citizens, and the department.
Obrey has been employed with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife since 1988, currently serving as the regional fishery biologist for the Moosehead Lake region. Obrey uses sound science, customer outreach ,and participation to conserve and create desirable sport fisheries. He is highly respected by peers and the public, exemplifies integrity, is a mentor to staff, and is a practicing member of “team” exhibiting leadership initiative in developing and maintaining statewide databases, data management programs, and innovative research.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries of Wildlife preserves, protects, and enhances the inland fisheries and wildlife resources of the state. Established in 1880 to protect big game populations, the department has since evolved in scope to include protection and management of fish, non-game wildlife, and habitats, as well as restoration of endangered species like the bald eagle.
In addition to its conservation duties, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries of Wildlife is also responsible for enabling and promoting the safe enjoyment of Maine’s outdoors — from whitewater rafting to boating, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and wildlife observation. The agency’s constituents include the fish, wildlife, and people who call Maine home, as well as the visiting outdoor enthusiasts and ecotourists who call Maine Vacationland and contribute hundreds of millions of dollars each year to the state’s economy.