State, Tribal, and Local Program Development

John Dorney

North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources
Raleigh, North Carolina
Mr. Dorney, an employee of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, has been the visionary and driving force behind the development of North Carolina’s wetland and stream protection programs since 1990.

Lynda Saul

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Helena, Montana
Lynda A. Saul’s passion for wetlands and wild places began as a child exploring ponds and local creeks in southern Ohio.

Francisco J. Abarca

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Phoenix, Arizona
Mr. Francisco J. Abarca received a BS in aquatic ecology and zoology from the National University of Mexico in Mexico City.

Tom Foti

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
Little Rock, Arkansas
Mr. Tom Foti’s three-decade career has had a great impact on the wetlands of Arkansas.

Peg Bostwick

MI Department of Environmental Quality
Lansing, Michigan
Peg Bostwick became Michigan’s section 404 program coordinator in 1989 and has shaped the state’s wetland policy and programs for the past 15 years.

Ron Brockmeyer

St. Johns River Water Management District
Palatka, Florida
Ron Brockmeyer, coastal wetland program manager for St. Johns River Water Management District, has led efforts with federal, state, and local partners over the past 18 years to rehabilitate more than 20,000 acres of severely impacted coastal wetlands.