MISSOULA – The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies gave Chad Bishop, Wildlife Biology Program director at the University of Montana, an honorary lifetime membership award in July.
Before starting as director at UM in August, Bishop served as assistant director for Wildlife and Natural Resources at Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The honorary lifetime membership award is customarily given only to outgoing agency directors.
WAFWA honored Bishop for his work with the association from 2012 to 2015, when he chaired its Wildlife Health Committee and served as Colorado’s representative on WAFWA’s Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative Council.
“This award heightens UM’s profile among the western state and provincial fish and wildlife agencies charged with managing and conserving wildlife resources in the West,” said Bishop.