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DWR OFFICER IN PANGUITCH CHOSEN FOR REGIONAL AWARD

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Michal Fowlks of Panguitch has been named Wildlife Resources Officer of the Year for the Southern Region of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

The recipient was chosen by his peers, said Del Gurley, regional enforcement officer.The award is based on a conservation officer's approach with the public, relationship with fellow officers, number of contacts and adherence to DWR regulations, work plans and sensitivity to resources, Gurley said.

Fowlks graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in zoology. He worked for the Wyoming Fish and Game Department for 18 months before beginning a career with the Utah DWR.