Dozens of former Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists and supervisors have signed a letter requesting that Corey Rossi be replaced as the head of the Division of Wildlife Conservation.
The letter, signed by 39 former Fish and Game biologists and supervisors, was sent to Commissioner Denby Lloyd late Sunday and to Gov. Sean Parnell on Monday.
The letter says Rossi lacks the academic and professional experience for an entry-level biologist position with the agency because he has no college degree.
It says Rossi also lacks the training to ensure that wildlife management in Alaska will be based on sound science in the future. His choice, they say, indicates that professional wildlife management is being replaced by a model to maximize production of wild game meat.
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