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Unsworth Resigns
« on: January 24, 2018, 05:16:35 PM »
Title says it all

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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 05:17:54 PM »
Just saw this. Can we please get someone in there who understands the predator position we're in. Please, please, please.
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 05:19:30 PM »
Wow! :yike:

@ucwarden any thoughts?
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 05:20:21 PM »
Tag!!
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 05:20:39 PM »
WDFW director resigns to pursue
other personal and professional goals
OLYMPIA — After three years as director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Dr. Jim Unsworth today informed the state Fish and Wildlife Commission that he will resign his position effective Feb. 7.
"This has been a challenging, educational, and often rewarding experience," Unsworth said in a letter to Commission Chairman Brad Smith. "It is now time for me to pursue other professional and personal goals in wildlife and natural resources management."
Smith said the Commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for WDFW, will name an interim director as soon as possible and will initiate a national search for Unsworth's replacement.
"Over the last three years, Jim has done an outstanding job of guiding the department through the complex challenges that come with managing natural resources in Washington," said Smith. "We greatly appreciate his contributions to the department and wish him well in his future endeavors."
Shortly after becoming WDFW director, Unsworth initiated a multi-year initiative to strengthen the department's relationships with communities, increase support for conservation and outdoor recreation, and help ensure WDFW programs and services meet the public's needs.
Those discussions helped launch several efforts to improve the department's customer service and responsiveness, including the simplification of fishing rules, the development of a more user-friendly website, and creation of a fishing regulation application for smartphones and other mobile devices.
Unsworth expressed his appreciation to WDFW staff members in an email message. "I have had some great experiences as director," he told them, "but by far the best part of the job has been getting to know many of you. I appreciate your professionalism, work ethic, and passion for fish and wildlife."
Unsworth joined WDFW in February 2015 after serving more than 30 years in wildlife management with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, including several years as the agency's deputy director. He previously held several management positions for the Idaho department, including wildlife bureau chief and state big game manager.
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 05:21:29 PM »
Just saw this. Can we please get someone in there who understands the predator position we're in. Please, please, please.
:yeah: :yeah: :yeah:and not a liberal leaf licker that bends over for inslee !!
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 05:27:25 PM »
Well, hopefully we can get a hunter/fisherman concerned director.

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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 05:30:46 PM »
Just saw this. Can we please get someone in there who understands the predator position we're in. Please, please, please.
:yeah: :yeah: :yeah:and not a liberal leaf licker that bends over for inslee !!
. Leaf licker. I knew this was your post before I even saw your name !! 😝😝
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 05:31:56 PM »
He didn’t last like long.
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Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2018, 06:46:25 PM »
Sounds like there’s some sort of sexual harassment scandal type thing going on according to Kiro radio story on this a little bit ago. Not sure if it’s related to Unsworth’s resignation, but the timing sure is coincidental.

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article196525829.html
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2018, 06:52:11 PM »
The timing seems to suspiciously align with the puget sound chinook management plan debacle...
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2018, 06:55:26 PM »
I'm surprised he lasted this long.

Who in their right mind would want that job?
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2018, 06:58:11 PM »
I'm surprised he lasted this long.

Why in their right mind would want that job?
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2018, 06:59:16 PM »
I'm surprised he lasted this long.

Why in their right mind would want that job?
A few years to get a check in the box and qualify for something bigger.

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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2018, 06:59:31 PM »
Sweet, Hopefully the next director will pull their head out of their ass and document wolf packs better.
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2018, 07:03:13 PM »
Sounds like there’s some sort of sexual harassment scandal type thing going on according to Kiro radio story on this a little bit ago. Not sure if it’s related to Unsworth’s resignation, but the timing sure is coincidental.

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article196525829.html
I was a little surprised when he took the job.  I believe that story was just breaking when he took over.  It just took this long to go to trial and get finalized.
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2018, 07:06:03 PM »
I'm surprised he lasted this long.

Who in their right mind would want that job?

No kidding. Between ESA, animal rights state, tribal issues, no support from hunters/fishermen... you’re between a rock and a hard spot.
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2018, 07:16:28 PM »
Sounds like there’s some sort of sexual harassment scandal type thing going on according to Kiro radio story on this a little bit ago. Not sure if it’s related to Unsworth’s resignation, but the timing sure is coincidental.

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article196525829.html

What seems coincidental is that a former WDFW employee was found guilty of rape today, the same day Director Unsworth resigns. Unsworth wasn't even around when that happened, but still seems odd.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article196464789.html

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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2018, 07:18:04 PM »
Good riddance.  This guy was clueless about anything that swims.  And predators too.  I just seen this on the news and screamed happiness.
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2018, 07:24:09 PM »
90% of the job is fisheries related...Unsworth was a wildlife guy.  I saw him as someone who might be able to make solid improvements but I think ultimately the system/politics were just too powerful, corrupt, and demoralizing for him to want to continue on....and with 33 years on the job, a couple of state retirement systems, stock market going gang busters...he  took a look at his retirement portfolio, his upcoming work schedule/issues and came to his senses!  Wouldn't be surprised if ends up back in Idaho...either as a retired guy hunting or possibly back to IDFG.   
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2018, 07:27:08 PM »
Wonder how much cash he pocketed for the closed door Tribal meeting he had with them to set the next 10yr fisheries program? 
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2018, 07:28:28 PM »
He didn’t last like long.
Agency director's rarely get to 5 years.

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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2018, 07:33:15 PM »
Sounds like there’s some sort of sexual harassment scandal type thing going on according to Kiro radio story on this a little bit ago. Not sure if it’s related to Unsworth’s resignation, but the timing sure is coincidental.

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article196525829.html

What seems coincidental is that a former WDFW employee was found guilty of rape today, the same day Director Unsworth resigns. Unsworth wasn't even around when that happened, but still seems odd.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article196464789.html
It is coincidental. Shirato was guilty and that was pretty evident from the start.
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2018, 07:33:32 PM »
90% of the job is fisheries related...Unsworth was a wildlife guy.  I saw him as someone who might be able to make solid improvements but I think ultimately the system/politics were just too powerful, corrupt, and demoralizing for him to want to continue on....and with 33 years on the job, a couple of state retirement systems, stock market going gang busters...he  took a look at his retirement portfolio, his upcoming work schedule/issues and came to his senses!  Wouldn't be surprised if ends up back in Idaho...either as a retired guy hunting or possibly back to IDFG.
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Re: Unsworth Resigns
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2018, 07:33:39 PM »
Maybe he'll start a wildlife conflict mediation consulting firm and get a million a year hosting meetings between wildlife agencies and other groups. :yike:

 

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