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RIVERDALE, N.D. (AP) - Casey Buechler is the new lake manager on Lake Sakakawea for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
He has more than 20 years of experience with four different federal agencies: U.S. Air Force, corps of Engineers, Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management working in Colorado, Alaska, North Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota.
“He’s passionate about the outdoors,” Lindquist told The Bismarck Tribune (http://bit.ly/1iUX6SX ). “He’d previously worked for me as a natural resources specialist in our Williston office, so he understands what the folks on the ground do and what the needs around the project entail.”
Buechler will oversee the corps’ staff of 12 natural resource specialists based out of the Riverdale office as well as the Williston and Jamestown offices.
His duties will include managing the corps’ recreation program, overseeing the endangered species program and the archaeological program.
Buechler said he’s looking forward to the challenges the new job will bring.
“I learned to fish on the Van Hook Arm,” he said, so it’s a homecoming for him.
Buechler he knows there are some major issues facing the corps and the lake.
“There is so much activity, especially on the west end of the lake,” he said.
He said between pipelines, transmission lines and oil activity, he will have a full plate.
“There are a lot of big-ticket projects going on, so it will a matter of keeping all of the balls in the air,” he said.
Buechler said in the month he has been on the job, he has been getting up to speed on issues around the lake.
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