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Past President Honor Roll

The Past Presidents of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies are the fabric which has held our organization together for a 100 years.  This listing honors their leadership and dedicated contributions to fish and wildlife conservation.

Honoring Past Presidents

2021-2022 Dr. Jennifer Psyllakis (British Columbia) CURRENT

2020-2021 JD Strong (Oklahoma)

2019-2020 Mike Fowlks (Utah)

2018-2019 Brad Loveless (Kansas)

2017-2018 Curt Melcher (Oregon)

2016-2017 Bob Brosheid (Colorado)

2015-2016 Scott Talbott (Wyoming)

2014-2015 Tony Wasley (Nevada)

2013-2014 Carter Smith (Texas)

2012-2013 Jim Douglas (Nebraska)

2011-2012 Paul Conry (Hawaii)

2010-2011 Joe Maurier (Montana)

2009-2010 Denby Lloyd (Alaska)

2008-2009 Donald Koch (California)

2007-2008 Jeff Vonk (South Dakota)

2006-2007 Duane Shroufe (Arizona)

2005-2006 Terry Steinwand (North Dakota)

2005 Ken Ambrock (Alberta)

2004 Steven Huffaker (Idaho)

2003 Jeff Koenings (Washington)

2002 Larry G. Bell (New Mexico)

2001 John Kimball (Utah)

2000 James Greer (Oregon)

1999 John Mumma (Colorado)

1998 John Baughman (Wyoming)

1997 William A. Molini (Nevada)

1996 Mike Wilson (Hawaii)

1995 Patrick J. Graham (Montana)

1994 Carl Rosier (Alaska)

1993 Boyd Gibbons (California)

1992 Duane L. Shroufe (Arizona)

1991 J. R. Nichols (Alberta)

1990 Jerry M. Conley (Idaho)

1989 Curt Smitch (Washington)

1988 Harold Olson* (New Mexico)
1988 William Montoya (New Mexico)

1987 William H. Geer (Utah)

1986 Dr. John R. Donaldson (Oregon)

1985 James B. Ruch (Colorado)

1984 Donald J. Robinson* (British Columbia)
1984 David Narver (British Columbia)

1983 Donald Dexter (Wyoming)

1982 Joe Greenley* (Nevada)
1982 William Molini (Nevada)

1981 Kenji Ego (Hawaii)

1980 Dr. Robert F. Wambach* (Montana)
1980 Keith L. Colbo (Montana)

1979 Ronald O. Skoog (Alaska)

1978 E. Charles Fullerton (California)

1977 Robert A. Jantzen (Arizona)

1976 Joseph C. Greenley (Idaho)

1975 Carl Crouse (Washington)

1974 Ladd S. Gordon (New Mexico)

1973 John E. Phelps (Utah)

1972 John W. McKean (Oregon)

1971    Harry R. Woodward (Colorado)

1970    Dr. James Hatter (British Columbia)

1969    James B. White (Wyoming)

1968    Frank W. Groves (Nevada)

1967    Michio Takata (Hawaii)

1966    Frank H. Dunkle (Montana)

1965    James W. Brooks (Alaska)

1964    Walter J. Everine* (Montana)
1964 Walter T. Shannon (California)

1963    Robert J. Smith (Arizona)

1962    John Biggs (Washington)

1961    Fred Thompson (New Mexico)

1960    Harold S. Crane (Utah)

1959    P. W. Schneider (Oregon)

1958    Ross Leonard (Idaho)

1957    Thomas L. Kimball (Colorado)

1956    Frank R. Butler (British Columbia)

1955    Lester Bagley (Wyoming)

1954    Frank W. Groves (Nevada)

1953    Edward L. Macaulay (Califonia)

1952    Robert Lambeth (Montana)

1951    Thomas L. Kimball (Arizona)

1950    Charles A. Lockwood (Oregon)

1949    Don W. Clarke (Washington)

1948    Ross Leonard (Utah)

1947    Elliott S. Barker (New Mexico)

1946    James O. Beck (Idaho)

1945    C. N. Feast (Colorado)

1944    K. C. Kartchner* (Arizona)
1944 C. N. Feast (Colorado)

1943    Frank B. Wire (Oregon)

1942    Lester Bagley (Wyoming)

1941    Newell B. Cook (Utah)

1940    William W. Sawtelle (Arizona)

1939    B. T. McCauley (Washington)

1938    Herbert C. Davis (California)

1937    Roland G. Parvin (Colorado)

1936    Elliott S. Barker (New Mexico)

1935    Elliott S. Barker (New Mexico)

1934    Mat F. Corrigan (Oregon)

1933    Newell B. Cook (Utah)

1932    Newell B. Cook (Utah)

1931    Bruce Nowlin (Wyoming)

1930    Ed L. Perry (New Mexico)

1929    Isadore Zellerback (California)

1928    Robert H. Hill (Montana)

1927    Sam F. Rathbun (Washington)

1926    R. E. Thomas (Idaho)

1925    Roland G. Parvin (Colorado)

1924    A. E. Burghduff (Oregon)

1923    C. A. Jakways (Montana)

1922 David H. Madsen (Utah)

* Resigned before date of annual conference.

President’s Gallery

WAFWA President Curt Melcher, AFWA President Virgil Moore, and BLM Assistant Director of Resources and Planning Kristin Bail sign MOU.
2014. WAFWA President Carter Smith presented the WAFWA President’s Award to Kathy Boone, president of the Texas Bighorn Society.