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Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division Director Dan Forster Joins RBFF Board of Directors
Foundation that Promotes Conservation through Boating & Fishing Participation Welcomes New State Agency Board Member
New RBFF Board member Dan Forster

ALEXANDRIA, VA (August 5, 2014) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced Dan Forster has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Forster, who currently serves as the Director of the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will work closely with RBFF leadership to meet its mission.

“Dan is a great addition to our board, bringing extensive experience in state agency management,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “We welcome his contributions and unique perspective as we strive to increase boating and fishing participation nationwide, thereby conserving our nation’s aquatic natural resources.” 

“Georgia is the bass capital of the world so I know that fishing and boating play such an important role in continuing to encourage and entice people to participate in outdoor recreation,” said Forster. “This provides tremendous opportunities for family time and results in an economic impact of staggering proportions.” 

Forster has served as Wildlife Resources Division director for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources since 2004. The division is charged with conserving, enhancing and promoting wildlife resources in the state. As Wildlife Resources director, Forster provides leadership and policy directives for an agency responsible for hunting opportunities on more than one million acres of public land, plus management of 110 wildlife management areas, 10 public fishing areas and seven regional education centers. Forster, a certified wildlife biologist and University of Georgia graduate with a Master’s in wildlife biology, began work with the Wildlife Resources Division in 1990.

A full list of RBFF board members is available online.

About the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF)
RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources. RBFF developed the award-winning Take Me Fishing™ campaign to create awareness around boating, fishing and conservation, and educate people about the benefits of participation. Take Me Fishing helps boaters and anglers of all ages and experience levels learn, plan and equip for a day on the water. The campaign website,, and its new Spanish-language counterpart,, feature how-to videos, information on how to get a fishing license and boat registration, and an interactive state-by-state map that allows visitors to find local boating and fishing spots.

For further information: Stephanie Vatalaro (RBFF), 703-778-5156,