Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioner Lynn Berggren has died.
“During his tenure as commissioner, Lynn was an ardent supporter and advocate for wildlife conservation, habitat management, and improving opportunities to enjoy the outdoors,” Nebraska Game and Parks Director Jim Douglas said in a written statement released by Game and Parks. “Lynn served with passion, dedication and was always looking for innovative ways to better serve the public. He will be greatly missed by Nebraska’s citizens and the Game and Parks family.”
Berggren was from Broken Bow. He had represented District 6 (21 counties) on the commission since 2007. He was in his final year of service on the commission.
Pheasants were one of Berggren’s passions, according to Game and Parks, which stated he initiated efforts for reviving Nebraska’s pheasant populations and played a large role in the commission’s new pheasant planning initiative.
Berggren blogged about fishing with his friends and family, pheasant and waterfowl hunting excursions and his love for outdoor recreation.