Want to Tell a Story About Fish and Wildlife?
From the boundary waters of Minnesota to the tip of southern Illinois, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Midwest Region works to conserve migratory birds, endangered species, nationally significant fish resources, and manage national wildlife refuge and waterfowl production areas. The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Below are ideas for outdoor and environmental writers about the Service's work in the Midwest. To follow up on these topics, contact the outreach coordinator listed.
Assistant Regional Director: External Affairs
Charles Traxler, 612-713-5313, Charles_Traxler@fws.gov
Deputy Assistant Regional Director: External Affairs
Tim Patronski, 612-713-5108, Tim_Patronski@fws.gov
Endangered Species and Ecological Services
Georgia Parham, 812-334-4261 x 1203, Georgia_Parham@fws.gov
Fisheries, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Asian Carp
Katie Steiger-Meister, 612-713-5317, Katie_Steiger-Meister@fws.gov
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
Ashley Spratt, 573-234-2132 x 104, Ashley_Spratt@fws.gov
Larry Dean, 612-713-5312, Larry_Dean@fws.gov
Refuges and Law Enforcement
Tina Shaw, 612-713-5331, Tina_Shaw@fws.gov
Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration
Joanna Gilkeson, 612-713-5170, Joanna_Gilkeson@fws.gov
Not sure who to contact?
External Affairs, 612-713-5360, MidwestNews@fws.gov