State DNR names new county wildlife technician
EAST TROY--East Troy native Seth Fisher has been hired by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a permanent wildlife technician in Walworth County.
"We are excited to welcome Seth Fisher in his new role as a permanent wildlife technician in Walworth County," said Timothy Lizotte, DNR southern district wildlife supervisor. "He brings many years of experience and local knowledge to his role which will greatly benefit the habitat, state properties and our user groups."
In his new position, Fisher will focus on state land management, including invasive species removal with an emphasis on oak and hickory woods, prescribed burning, numerous wildlife surveys and local wildlife educational classes. His work area will primarily be in Walworth County on the wildlife, fish and scattered habitat properties in Bloomfield, Clover Valley, Lake Como, Honey Creek Streambank Protection Area, Ivanhoe, Lyons, Peterkin Pond, Potters Lake, Sharon, Troy, Turtle Creek and Turtle Valley.
"I am extremely excited that I will be able to work and help manage the same properties that I grew up recreating on," said Fisher. "Growing up in Walworth County, I was able to establish many relationships with landowners and am looking forward to having the opportunity to maintain those relationships, and hopefully, many new ones throughout the county."
Fisher spends most of his free time either on the water or hunting or fishing. He graduated from UW Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife ecology and management. He started his career with the DNR at the Poynette game farm in May of 2009. After leaving the game farm, he worked on a Wisconsin wild turkey research project in 2010. From 2011 on, he has held wildlife technician LTE positions in Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties.