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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Gaskamp Appointed to Department of Interior Council, Boards  
Noble Research Institute Wildlife and Range Consultant Joshua Gaskamp were recently appointed to the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council, the Protection of Endangered Species Board and the Management of Invasive Species Board, all of which are part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Gaskamp, who was chosen for his expertise in endangered species and invasive species, will play a key role in the U.S. Department of Interior’s management of said species through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He will serve as a part of the council and boards until Dec. 31, 2023.

As a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council Gaskamp will help implement and judge competitions that showcase technological innovations in the areas of: preventing wildlife poaching and trafficking, promoting wildlife conservation, managing invasive species, protecting endangered species, and managing nonlethal human-wildlife conflict.

“Josh is one of the premier experts in our nation when it comes to endangered and invasive species,” said Hugh Aljoe, director of producer relations at Noble Research Institute . “While he has helped a great number of individual farmers and ranchers through his work at Noble, we are thrilled to see his knowledge being put to use to serve our country.”

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