In Episode 117 of District of Conservation, Gabriella speaks with retired NH Fish & Game game warden, Lt. Wayne Saunders. He is a retired Lieutenant Conservation Officer from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.  An honored and celebrated wildlife Law Enforcement Officer overseeing patrols in the northern reaches of New Hampshire from Mount Washington to the Canadian border, he still considers natural resource protection a passion and calling.  He became a “cowboy of the woods” in 1995 and served until May of 2018, spanning 23 years in service. He appeared on the popular Animal Planet TV program, NORTH WOODS LAW, and hosts Warden’s Watch and co-hosts the Thin Green Line podcast with John Nores.


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  • Gabriella Hoffman

    Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at