Libbie Miller is officer of the year
The Shikar-Safari Club International has recognized a Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer from Steamboat Springs as Colorado’s 2013 Wildlife Officer of the Year.
Libbie Miller, a seven-year district wildlife manager, was given the award last month during a Parks and Wildlife commission meeting in Denver.
Miller’s supervisor, Area Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins, said Miller is “the consummate professional in all aspects of the district wildlife manager position,” and her guidance has turned Routt County into a leader in protecting lands with wildlife conservation as a priority.
“In addition to the wide variety of duties she routinely handles, Libbie has consistently helped establish positive working relationships between CPW and our local community,” Haskins said. “She is also considered to be a groundbreaker in land-management issues in Routt County.”
Miller described the award as “a huge honor.”
“To me, the recognition is very special, but I believe that this award also recognizes my family, my co-workers and the many people in Steamboat Springs and South Routt who have supported me along the way,” Miller said. “I am grateful to live and work in this exceptional community.”
Prior to joining Colorado Parks and Wildlife in 1997, Miller spent 18 months with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
Miller also is well-known for her dedication to education and providing individual mentoring to students interested in pursuing wildlife-related professions.
In 2000, the Steamboat Springs community selected Miller the “Educator of the Year.”
Shikar-Safari Club International each year honors wildlife officers in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces and the territories of both nations.