Dane M. Balsman

Dane M. Balsman

Urban Fisheries Biologist

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

1 Sportsman Ln

Frankfort, KY 40601




Research Interests:

Fish Ecology and Management, Urban Fishing and Human Dimensions

Thesis project:  An Evaluation of Oklahoma's Close-To-Home-Fishing Program.



M.S. Nat. Res. Ecology & Management – Fisheries Option, 2009.  Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

B.S. Wildlife Conservation Management, 2006.  Missouri State University, Springfield, MO


Professional Experience:

Urban Fisheries Biologists, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (2009 - present).

Research Assistant, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Oklahoma State University (2006 – 2009).

Biology Lab Technician, Department of Biology, Missouri State University, (2006).

Fisheries Assistant, Missouri Department of Conservation, (2004 – 2005).


Professional Memberships:

American Fisheries Society

Oklahoma Chapter, American Fisheries Society

Secretary/Treasurer 2007-08, OSU Student Subunit of the American Fisheries Society.


Activities & Awards:

Best Student Presentation 2008 & 2009, Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

Jimmie Pigg Travel Scholarship 2008, Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

Youth Conservationist of the Year 2005, Missouri Conservation Federation