Wayne Sames


Wayne worked for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for most of his career on a variety of programs including Wild and Scenic Rivers, water trails, state forest resource planning, and 23 years as manager of the Local Grants program for parks, natural and scenic areas, and related programs and projects. He has also served on numerous boards and advisory committees related to outdoor recreation, natural resources, and the arts, including the state Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee. Hobbies include hiking, reading, watercolor painting and travel. He has three adult children – two daughters in Minnesota and a son residing in Japan.