Yesterday, it was announced that Governor-elect Janet Mills has picked Judy Camuso to be Commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW). MDIFW is the agency tasked with preserving, protecting, and enhancing Maine’s wildlife and inland fisheries resources, from the management of big game populations to the restoration of endangered species.
“MDIFW will be in good hands under Judy Camuso, who has dedicated her career to wildlife conservation, including 10 years as Maine Audubon’s Staff Naturalist,” said Maine Audubon Senior Policy & Advocacy Specialist Eliza Donoghue. “We look forward to working with her as she implements her vision for this vital state agency.”
“Judy Camuso is a great pick for Commissioner of IFW,” said Sally Stockwell, Maine Audubon Director of Conservation. “She brings a wealth of experience in education, wildlife conservation, and public policy to the table; is an avid birder and outdoors enthusiast; and is well liked and respected by a wide range of professionals, constituents, and audiences. We are very excited about working with Ms. Camuso to further conservation of our native fish, wildlife, and habitat across the state.”