Yesterday (6/30/11) Daniel M. Ashe was confirmed the 16th Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He was formally nominated to lead the agency back on Dec. 3, 2010. Those with long careers and long memories may remember his stint as the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Assistant Director for External Affairs, where from 1995 to 1998, he coordinated research and directed states grants-in-aid. He is a second-generation employee of the USFWS.
Photo: Tami Heilemann, courtesy of USFWS