Office of External Affairs
Mountain-Prairie Region

NEWS RELEASE

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mountain-Prairie Region
134 Union Boulevard
Lakewood, Colorado 80228

For Immediate Release

January 31, 2013

Contact: Leith Edgar 303.236.4588; Leith_Edgar@fws.gov

 


Clint Riley Named Assistant Regional Director for Migratory Birds and State Programs for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mountain-Prairie Region

 

Clint Riley, ARD for Migratory Birds and State Programs. Credit: USFWS
Clint Riley. Credit: Amanda Horvath / USFWS

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced the selection of Clint Riley as the new Assistant Regional Director for Migratory Birds and State Programs for the Mountain-Prairie Region, which is headquartered in Denver. The Mountain-Prairie Region includes Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.

Riley previously led the Pennsylvania Ecological Services Field Office of the Service’s Northeast Region. In that position, Riley was responsible for projects ranging from endangered species protections to private lands conservation through Partners for Fish and Wildlife projects.

Prior to Pennsylvania, Riley worked at the Service’s Headquarters Office. Riley first served as Special Assistant to the Director and later as a Branch Chief in the Division of Bird Habitat Conservation and the Deputy Division Chief for the Division of Migratory Bird Management.

Before joining the Service in 2002, Riley worked six years as an attorney for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

Riley’s childhood was split between the mountains of Colorado and the prairies of Kansas. Growing up Riley became interested in a conservation career as an undergraduate at Kansas State University, where he studied chemical science and philosophy. After graduation in 1991, he studied environmental philosophy in Costa Rica, and earned a law degree from the University of Chicago in 1996.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service.

For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/. Connect with our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/USFWSMountainPrairie, follow our tweets at http://twitter.com/USFWSMtnPrairie, watch our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmtnprairie/

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