(Bismarck, ND) -- North Dakota Game and Fish Director Terry Steinwand is retiring.
Steinwand has been with the department for over 40 years, beginning his career there as a Garrison Diversion biologist in 1982.
He grew up on a grain and cattle farm near Garrison in McLean County, where he developed a love of nature and hunting, fishing and trapping. He received a bachelor's degree in fish and wildlife management and a master's degree in biology from the University of North Dakota.
In 1989, he was named fisheries division chief and administered programs for fisheries production, management, research, development and aquatic habitat.
Former Governor and current Senator John Hoeven appointed Terry as director of the agency on January 1st, 2006.
Steinwand's last day is July 31st.