Service Award - Chris DuBois, Five Years
|From left are Governor's Liaison Jeanette Nance, OCC WQ Wetlands Coordinator, OCC Chairman Dan Lowrance and executive Director Mike Thralls.
At the November 2007 meeting of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Chris DuBois was honored for five years of service to the Conservation Commission. Having previously served an internship with OCC, in 2002 Chris was hired as the Wetlands Program coordinator for the Oklahoma Conservation Commission's Water Quality Division to develop a comprehensive wetlands program, including outreach, education, partnerships, restoration and monitoring. Some projects included development of wetland outdoor classrooms, streambank and wetlands restoration, and providing training opportunities in wetlands education. Currently, Chris is working on a range of projects dealing with wetland map digitization and determining status and trends of wetland acreage, riparian and wetland restoration, and development of wetland monitoring and classification protocols. Because OCC is designated as the lead wetlands agency in Oklahoma, Chris leads the Oklahoma Wetlands Working Group which includes members from local, state, federal, tribal, and private entities to work on wetland issues facing the state.
Chris recently married and he and his wife live in Norman.