The Associated Press
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has a new director.
Jim Unsworth, 57, will lead the agency of more than 1,600 employees and a two-year operating budget of $376 million.
The state Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission announced the appointment of Unsworth, 57, on Saturday. His annual salary will be $146,500. He will replace Phil Anderson.
Unsworth has been deputy director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and spent 30 years working for that agency. He served as deputy director since 2008.
Unsworth has a doctorate in forestry, wildlife and range sciences from the University of Idaho.