Fisheries of Leelanau and the Role of Cormorants

Heather Hettinger, Fisheries Management Biologist for Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources out of Traverse City, gave an informative and lively presentation to the Leelanau Clean Water organization on July 20, which was attended by some of our members.  You can access the presentation by clicking here.  Here is a little info on Heather:

I have worked for the Department of Natural Resources in various capacities since 2000. I spent four summers as a seasonal (Parks, Wildlife Division, and Fisheries’ Division) , and after I completed my bachelor’s degree in 2004 I was hired in as a Fisheries Assistant, or Creel Clerk in St. Joseph/ Benton Harbor. After one year there I was transferred to Frankfort/Onekama, where I stayed until I became the Traverse City Fisheries Biologist in 2009. I received my bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from Lake Superior State University in 2004, and a master’s degree in Biology with a concentration in Fisheries Management from the University of Nebraska Kearney in 2011. I live in Benzie County on the Platte River with my husband and two step kids, and on any given day I can be found chasing steelhead in the Betsie or the Platte or trolling out of Frankfort!

Heather Hettinger
Fisheries Management Biologist
Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources
Traverse City Field Office
231.922.6056 (Please note that my phone number has changed)
[email protected]

Thanks to Heather Hettinger for sharing this information and sharing her presentation with us.

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