Gordon "Nels" Kramer


State of Maine

Nels Kramer retired in 2018 from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife after 36 years of service managing fisheries resources out of the Penobscot Regional Office located in Enfield, Maine. He presently works as a Code Enforcement Officer for the towns of Howland, Burlington, Edinburg, and previously in Enfield.

His work in the fisheries field provided him with the opportunity to work and recreate not only in and around the Penobscot River watershed but also within the St. Croix River watershed. He collaborated with members of both the Penobscot Indian Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe, as well as fisheries biologists from both institutions. Nels assisted the Tribes with a variety of tasks in both watersheds, including winter creel surveys, habitat surveys, water quality surveys, electrofishing, and both summer and fall gill and trap netting.