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Martin Miller, Chief of Division of Endangered Species
Regional Endangered Species Program
As the Regional Endangered Species Chief, Martin Miller oversees the coordinators for each of the program elements (Section 7 Consultation, Section 10 Habitat Conservation Planning, Classification and Candidate Conservation, Recovery, and Recovery Permits). He also supervises coordinators for white-nose syndrome, the Atlantic coast population of piping plovers, and the Northeast's bog turtle population, as well as the administrative assistant and the regional Freedom of Information Act coordinator.
Miller is motivated by the increasing conservation challenges facing the Service, from white-nose syndrome to rapidly increasing energy development. While these challenges can be daunting, Miller is inspired by the people he works with.
"Being able to work everyday with biologists who are so good at what they do and so dedicated to the mission of the Service is what keeps me going," says Miller.
Miller first found his home with the Service as a wildlife biologist in the Grand Junction, Colorado, Ecological Services Field Office almost twenty years ago. There he worked to conserve endangered fish of the Upper Colorado River, sage grouse, and habitats from the high desert to the high mountains. He then spent seven years in the Washington Office's Endangered Species Program, where he became a manager before coming to the Northeast Regional Office as the Endangered Species Chief.
In the Washington Office, Miller discovered a strong interest in endangered species policy. "I like the challenge of making policy work for conservation and for people," says Miller, who has been working toward this end at the Regional Office for the past 8 years.
Miller grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania and spent his youth fishing, hunting, trapping and exploring the outdoors with his father and three brothers. He now enjoys spending his free time camping and fishing with his family, woodworking, trail running and cycling.
August 23, 2012