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Old 01-07-2019, 04:00 PM
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AZGF Commission Meeting Awards

At the Jan.11th meeting both Joe Miller and "AZ Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation" will be receiving conservation awards. Both have my vote. There are other awards but these caught my attention.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:22 AM
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from the Desert Flycasters:

Joe Miller resides in Payson in the mountains of Arizona with his
wife Kathleen, and is involved in several fly fishing, fisheries restoration
and conservation initiatives. He has been a fly fisherman
for over 60 years, and currently fishes the streams and lakes of the
Mogollon Rim and the White Mountains with occasional trips to
the San Juan River, Lees Ferry, and streams in Utah, Wyoming, Montana,
Colorado, Arkansas, and Idaho. He is a life member and on the
board of the Desert Fly Casters, in Chandler, AZ, and has been the
DFC Conservation Chair. He is a member of the Payson Fly Casters
and the White Mountain Lakes Foundation. He is currently president of the Gila Trout Chapter of TU in Payson
and is the Central Arizona vice president of the AZ-TU State Council, and has been the Arizona state representative
on TU’s National Leadership Council which sets their National Conservation Agenda. He also represents
TU on the 4 Forest Restoration Initiative Stake Holders Group, focusing on stream and watershed restoration,
and on the Eastern Arizona Counties Organization (ECO) Natural Resources Working Group. He has also long
been a Life Sponsor of Ducks Unlimited through a committee he helped found and chaired in Illinois, and is a
dedicated waterfowl hunter.
In Arizona, he has served on the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Plan Technical Work Group representing
Recreational Fishing, and has provided voluntary technical consulting advice on the Lees Ferry Rainbow
Trout Fishery at the request of the AZGFD fisheries programs. He was a member of the advisory group
working with AZGFD developing a Lees Ferry Fishery Management and Research Recommendations Plan. Joe
has also served on the Dept of Agriculture’s USFS Eastern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee (RAC).
In the public service area in Illinois, Joe helped found a successful Downtown Revitalization Partnership,
(501c3) and served as its President, served on a municipal/state highway bypass commission, and chaired a
state mandated TIF Joint Review Board to coordinate efforts among several taxing bodies.
Joe is (mostly) retired from a career in Biomedical Engineering and technical and management consulting.
He was involved in the healthcare industry since 1965, and has designed and developed a variety of medical
products, holds a number of U.S. patents, and has consulted on, developed and managed systems for new
product introduction. Joe has degrees in Physics and Bioengineering.
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