Michael P. Carion has been named chief of the Law Enforcement Division at the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG).
Carion, a lifelong hunter and angler, has been a DFG warden for more than 30 years. He also teaches waterfowl enforcement techniques and waterfowl identification to cadets at DFG’s academy.
“Throughout my career, I have made every effort to include hunting, fishing and environmental stakeholders in the decision-making process,” said Carion. “I have found we get much better results by working together.”
He graduated in 1980 from Humboldt State University with a degree in wildlife management.
He was a seasonal aid on the Klamath River before being hired full-time by DFG in 1981 as a fish and wildlife assistant at the Imperial Wildlife Area.
Carion most recently was Assistant Chief in the 23-county northern region of California. He assumed duties as chief this week.
Carion lives in Anderson with his wife Nicole, a DFG environmental scientist who supervises the statewide restricted species and wildlife rehabilitation program.
Patrick Foy, DFG Law Enforcement (916) 508-7095