The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Foundation board of directors recently announced the appointment of Gordon Haugen to the board. He will serve as the chair of the Foundation’s Projects and Program’s Committee which is responsible for the Foundation’s Montana-based programs and broadening its organizational relationships with regional and national non-profit conservation organizations. This committee provides oversight, planning and implementation of programs and projects related to fish, wildlife, conservation and related issues germane to Montana.
Haugen is a retired U.S. Forest Service professional whose career began as a regional fishery biologist with Alberta Department of Lands and Forests, Edmonton, Alberta in 1963. Over the course of his 38 year career he has held positions with the USFS in Montana, Oregon and Washington D.C. His most recent assignment was Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Manager – Forest Service Regions, 1, 4, and 6 based in Portland, Oregon.
Gordon’s commitment to conservation of Montana’s fish and wildlife resources is exemplified by his leadership in many conservation organizations. He is a Gallatin/Madison chapter, board and state committee member of Ducks Unlimited, a board member of Montana Trout Foundation, state board member and grass roots committee member of Pheasants Forever, board member of Headwaters Sportsmen Association, a member of Montana Wildlife Federation and a member of the North American Game Bird Association.
He was appointed in 2005 by Governor Brian Schweitzer as a sportsmen member of Private Lands, Public Wildlife Council and reappointed to a second term in 2011. He was also appointed to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Upland Bird Enhancement Council in 2009 and reappointed to a second term in 2011.
“Gordon’s experiences as a fish and wildlife career professional, coupled with his deep commitment to volunteering and raising money for Montana’s fish and wildlife resources makes him perfectly suited as one of our MFWP Foundation board members. His extensive experience with many of our partner organizations will be a significant asset as chair of our Projects/Partnerships Committee, noted Keith Ward, chair of the Foundation’s Board Development Committee.
Haugen holds Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degrees in Fish and Wildlife Management from Montana State University. He was a member of the Bobcat basketball team from 1958-62 and is currently a member of the M Club. He is the newest addition to MFWP Foundation’s Board.
Gordon is an avid bird hunter and lives in Bozeman with his wife, Beverly.*Donate to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Foundation