JEROME, Idaho (KLIX) – Virgil Moore, director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, will be wearing an additional hat for the next 12 months.

Moore has been named president of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. It is a part-time position, and Moore will serve one year.

“I am proud of the roles states and local communities have played in fish and wildlife conservation and am honored to be serving the states and all AFWA members as president,” Moore said.

“This year I am looking forward to working with our partners and members to build a wildlife conservation legacy. It is of vital importance to making sure our fish and wildlife populations are healthy and available for public use and for future generations.”

On his list of things to do, Moore says he will seek to build positive relations with new administration members, strengthen business partnerships and focus efforts on the organization’s outdoors initiatives.