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Jim Justice, Governor
Stephen S. McDaniel, Director

News Release: April 4, 2018


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DNR announces that Jerod Harmon receives B.A.S.S Conservation Director of the Year Award

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV — Jerod Harman, the West Virginia B.A.S.S (Bass Anglers Sportsman Society) Conservation Director, received the B.A.S.S Nation Conservation Director of the Year award on March 17, 2018, during the biennial B.A.S.S Conservation Summit in South Carolina.

Serving as state Conservation Director for the past seven years, Harman has organized volunteers to assist the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources with many fish habitat enhancement projects. He also wrote and received a grant to build an angler access trail at Stonewall Jackson Reservoir, and has been involved in installing boat launches and collecting fishing line and discarded soft plastics.

Harman is proud of the B.A.S.S. Nation’s 98-100 percent live release rate for fishing tournaments. Recruiting young anglers is another of his priorities.

This annual award recognizes the work being done by volunteer B.A.S.S. Nation conservation directors for developing and participating in outstanding projects and programs in their state.

For 50 years, B.A.S.S. has focused on issues related to fisheries and aquatic resource conservation and works closely with state fish management agencies to develop sound management policies that protect and enhance aquatic resources.

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Photo provided by B.A.S.S. Jerod Harman (middle) receives the B.A.S.S. Conservation Director of the Year Award..
Photo provided by B.A.S.S. Jerod Harman (middle) receives the B.A.S.S. Conservation Director of the Year Award..