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updated 1:19 PM CST, Nov 24, 2014

New Chief Conservation Warden Named

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(11/11/13) Wisconsin did not have to look far to find its new chief conservation warden.

  Todd Schaller, a 24-year veteran of the D-N-R's warden service, was named today to replace Randy Stark.  Stark is retiring next month after 30 years with the D-N-R, the last 11 as the head of its law enforcement bureau.  D-N-R Secretary Cathy Stepp made the announcement today.  Stepp said she had a tough decision among several well-qualified candidates.  Schaller said he was honored, and he's eager to begin his new role.  Schaller is a native of Bangor, near La Crosse, and he's a graduate of U-W Stevens Point.  He started his D-N-R career in 1989 as a field warden and spent 12 years at various locations.  He then became a supervisor for the Oshkosh Warden team for eight years.  For the past four years, Schaller has been the D-N-R's chief of recreation enforcement-and-education.  

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