Office of External Affairs
Mountain-Prairie Region

NEWS RELEASE

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mountain-Prairie Region
134 Union Boulevard
Lakewood, Colorado 80228

April 3, 2008

Contact:  Barb Perkins 303-236-4588

 

Project Leader Selected for D.C. Booth National Historic Fish Hatchery

 

Carlos Martinez has been selected as Project Leader for D.C. Booth National Historic Fish Hatchery in Spearfish, South Dakota.  He will assume his duties on April 27.

 

Martinez is currently the Assistant Project Leader at the Leadville National Fish Hatchery in Leadville, Colorado, where he has served as a Fisheries Biologist and Acting Project Leader.  He has extensive experience working with community groups on educational, environmental, and historical issues.

 

“We feel Carlos will be a great asset to the Spearfish community.  He has been working with citizens in the Leadville community to develop a friends group, similar to the D.C. Booth Society,” said Mike Stempel, Assistant Regional Director for Fisheries and Ecological Services in Denver.  “He has also worked extensively with high school and community college students and classes to provide environmental education and volunteer opportunities.”

 

“I greatly appreciate the opportunity to work at D.C. Booth.” said Martinez.  “Established in 1896, D.C. Booth is one of the most unique and historic hatcheries in the nation.”

 

Martinez received a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Wyoming and will soon complete a Masters of Science degree from West Virginia University.

 

Martinez replaces Steve Brimm who retired as Project Leader at D.C. Booth last September.

 

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