Gutzmer Elected to Board of Directors | Local



Mike Gutzmer, director and owner of New Century Environmental in Columbus, was recently elected to the Wildlife Society’s Climate Change and Wildlife Task Force as a board member. Headquarters are located in Bethesda, Maryland.

The mission of the Wildlife Society’s Climate Change and Wildlife Task Force is to foster research, professional development, and information exchange on contemporary climate change, impacts on ecological systems, and responsive management of natural resources for members of the Wildlife Society. Members of the Wildlife Society are scientists from around the world.

The group works on topics such as direct and indirect impacts of contemporary climate change on wildlife, mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, carbon sequestration, best management practices, synergistic threats, monitoring and strategic species conservation. Gutzmer’s expertise lies in the areas of threatened and endangered plant and animal species.

Gutzmer also participates in the Biodiversity and Invasive Species Working Groups as a member. Gutzmer received the National Wildlife Society Special Recognition Service Award in 2020 for developing innovative programs, alternative habitat protection programs for states and tribes, and extensive documentation of plant and animal species.

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Gutzmer was recently nominated by the Director of Policy for the American Fisheries Society to serve on the AFS Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Policy Working Group. The goal of this new group is to provide perspective on the effectiveness of existing policies designed to address AIS, potential new policies and funding solutions, and recommendations to improve AIS prevention, control and mitigation. .


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