Management Committee Members

Ron Bjorge

Ron received his B.Sc and M.Sc from the University of Alberta in the 1970’s and has worked for the provincial government (Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division – now in the Department of Sustainable Resource Development) since that time. Over his 33 years with the Department he has served in a variety of positions in the wildlife field including wildlife research, habitat protection and management, wildlife management and wildlife administration. He is currently Alberta’s Executive Director of Wildlife Management.

He has worked on a great variety of wildlife management issues ranging from wolf/ cattle depredation research to piping plover conservation to wildlife issues in the Parkland Natural Region. He and has spend most of his time in the Parkland and Prairie areas of Alberta as well and the Peace River Region. He has served as President of the Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society and is the past co chair of the Canadian Wildlife Directors Committee. Ron is keenly interested in the stewardship of our provinces wildlife.

Duane Radford

Duane Radford represents the Alberta Fish and Game Association (AFGA) on the Antelope Creek Ranch (ACR) management committee. He obtained his B.Sc. (Zoology) and M.Sc. (Biology) degree at the University of Calgary and his Pre-M.Sc. degree (Zoology) at the University of Manitoba. He’s a long-standing member of the AFGA.

He is a member of several conservation groups: Edmonton Trout Fishing Club, Stony Plain Fish & Game Association and the Northern Lights Fly Tiers. Duane represents Alberta on the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Recreational Fishing Awards Committee (serving as Vice Chairman) and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Alberta Region.

He worked for the Alberta government’s Fish and Wildlife Division for 34 years, being the regional director of the southern region from 1980-1992 and retired as Director of the Fisheries Branch in 2002. During his tenure as regional director, the ACR was purchased by the Alberta government, Wildlife Habitat Canada and Ducks Unlimited Canada and came under the tenure of the ACR management committee.

He is an award winning writer and photographer, writing for various publications in Canada and the United States, and is the President of the Outdoor Writers of Canada.

He currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta.

Wayne Lowry

Wayne Lowery was born and raised on a small farm in southern Alberta. He has lived in Alberta his entire life, mostly in the south, but has lived in 10 different rural Alberta communities.

Wayne received a Bachelors’ Degree in Economics from the University of Alberta in 1989 and he has been working in the banking and finance industry ever since. His career specialty is in Agriculture Finance and he is currently employed by Farm Credit Canada.

Wayne and his wife Leslie have four children - Derek, Amanda, Kimberly and Chelsea - and the entire family enjoys being in the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping.

Wayne has also been involved with the Alberta Fish & Game Association for about 12 years holding positions as Club Fishing Chair, Club President, Zone Fishing Chair, Zone Director, AFGA Finance Chair, AFGA Vice President, as well as sitting on several committee positions.

Perry McCormick

Perry McCormick represents Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) on the Antelope Creek Ranch (ACR) management committee. He obtained a diploma in Environmental Sciences, with a major in Fish & Wildlife Management at Lethbridge College and a B.Sc in Environmental Biology at the University of Lethbridge. Perry sits on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Water Council and the Alberta North American Waterfowl Management Plan. He is a long time member of the Alberta Fish & Game Association and has been in leadership roles at the club level.

Perry has been employed by Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) on a full time basis since 1988. Prior to that, he spent several years as a wildlife technician working in Alberta for consultants and the Alberta Fish & Wildlife Division. He has spent much of his time at DUC in fundraising roles at the provincial and national level and is now the Provincial Manager of Operations for Alberta, working out of the Calgary office.

Perry and his wife, Laurette LaPlante, own and operate Red Willow Outdoors, which publishes outdoor publications and provides marketing and communications services to the professional outfitting industry.

Perry and his family reside in High River, Alberta

Doug Stewart

Doug Stewart represents Wildlife Habitat Canada on the Management Committee. Doug resides near Bragg Creek, Alberta.

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