LINCOLN, Neb. – Randy Stutheit, wetland biologist with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, was presented the Ducks Unlimited (DU) Wetland Manager Award on Feb. 28.
John Denton, DU’s manager of conservation programs for Nebraska, made the presentation at Game and Parks’ Lincoln headquarters. Stutheit also was recognized that evening at the Lancaster County DU banquet.
Stutheit, who has more than 35 years of service with Game and Parks, works on wetland conservation projects throughout the state. One of his main job duties over the past 15 years has been coordinating wetland restoration projects on Game and Parks properties. In this capacity, he has overseen restoration projects on more than 40 wildlife management areas.
DU has presented the Wetland Manager Award annually for four years. Denton said it was created to award wetland managers and stewards within Game and Parks for the “thankless work that they do day in and day out to maintain wetland habitat.”
Previous winners of the award were Warren Schwanebeck, Brad Seitz and George Cargill.