Jump to content

Impending Retirement


Recommended Posts

Forgive me if someone else has posted this elsewhere on the board, and I missed it.  Steve LaPan , head of the Great Lakes Section of NYSDEC Fisheries and a familiar face to anyone who has attended State of the Lake meetings,  has announced his retirement.  When we heard of this, there had been no decision on his replacement.  Whether you agreed with all of his analysis and actions or not, I think all have to admit that there have been few folks in the DEC with as much dedication to his job as Steve has shown, and we are lucky that he was so committed to both informing the public through things like the SOL meetings, and gathering information from the public to factor into the decision making.   Lets hope and pray that his successor carries as big a skill set and concern as Steve!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

With the last year of out lay of cash and lack of incoming tax dollars , the next man up is going to have a huge mess on his plate he is going to have to deal with. Fighting for funding will be a tough go . 

 

Good luck in his retirement . He did a great job IMO. We have some of the best fishing in the world literally out my back door . Let's hope the next guy can figure out how,to continue it . 

 

And I plan on joining him , or at least some what in the retirement pool Jan 1 . . 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I always liked Steve, and I tried to view things from his side of the fence when a lot of anglers had nothing good to say about his science/perspective. I tended to agree with most of his science, and I think he had a lot of tough decisions on our fishery. That being said don't get me going on last years Steelhead regulation for the Lake anglers. Enjoy retirement Steve!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...