[env-trinity] F&WS Director

Byron Leydecker bwl3 at comcast.net
Fri Dec 3 23:01:04 PST 2010

Secretary Salazar Applauds President's Nomination of Dan Ashe to be Director
of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service




 Contact: Hugh Vickery (202) 208-6416


WASHINGTON, D.C.-Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today praised
President Obama's nomination of Dan Ashe to be the next Director of the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service. Ashe currently serves as the agency's deputy

"As a senior manager with the Fish and Wildlife Service for more than 15
years, Dan Ashe has experience leading many of the agency's programs,
including the National Wildlife Refuge System and the migratory bird
program," Salazar said. "He is an outstanding choice to ensure the Service's
programs are both innovative and science-driven as we face the challenges of
managing our fish and wildlife resources in the 21st century."

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Ashe would succeed Sam Hamilton, who died
last February. Rowan Gould has served as Acting Director since February

Ashe has served as the Service's deputy director since August 2009. From
2003 to 2009, he was the science advisor to the Service's director with
broad responsibility in providing counsel and leadership in developing the
agency's scientific policy and scientific applications for resource

Prior to that, Ashe served as the Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge
System from 1998 to 2003, directing operation and management of the 93
million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System and the Service's land
acquisition program.

Ashe joined the Fish and Wildlife Service in 1995 as assistant director for
external affairs where he directed the agency's programs in legislative,
public, and Native American affairs, research coordination, and state

>From 1982 until 1995, Ashe was a member of the professional staff of the
former Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries in the U.S. House of

Ashe has a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from the Florida State
University and a graduate degree in marine affairs from the University of




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Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327

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