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Boren Hired as Extension Wildlife Specialist

LAS CRUCES -- Jon Boren began work Aug. 1 as a wildlife specialist with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

Boren, of Edmond, Okla., will field questions from the general public and county Extension agents about wildlife issues. He also will assist with 4-H wildlife contests.

He plans to work with NMSU's Range Improvement Task Force to help resolve natural resource conflicts and promote wildlife management. He will prepare environmental impact statements and programs related to threatened and endangered species, and wildlife/livestock interactions.

He holds a bachelor's degree in wildlife ecology, a master's degree in wildlife and fisheries ecology, and a doctorate in range science, all from Oklahoma State University. During college, he received outstanding undergraduate, master's and doctoral awards and the Oklahoma Academy of Science professionalism award.

While completing his education, Boren worked as a research technician for the Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and for the Bureau of Land Management as a wildlife biologist assistant.

He is a member of the Wildlife Society, Quail Unlimited, the Society for Range Management, and the International Association for Landscape Ecology.