The charter was signed and individuals were named to the third of three Conserving the Future implementation teams that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe mandated to be completed by the end of August.
Southeast Region deputy regional director Mark Musaus and Refuge System chief Jim Kurth will cochair the teamcalled the Leadership Development Councilwhich will implement recommendations 2124 of the vision. The councils chartered purpose is to transition the Refuge System into a more diverse, streamlined, efficient organization that promotes leadership in all positions.
Other members are: Miel Corbett, assistant project leader, Oregon State Office, Pacific Region; Jana Grote, fisheries program supervisor, Pacific Region; Tom Harvey, refuge supervisor, Southwest Region; Jason Wilson,project leader, Midwest Region; Holly Gaboriault, deputy area manager, Southeast Region; Rebekah Martin, deputy refuge manager, Northeast Region; Kathleen Burchett, project leader, MountainPrairie Region; Tracey McDonnell, refuge supervisor, Alaska Region; Shaun Sanchez, project leader, Pacific Southwest Region; and Gloria Bell, deputy assistant director training, National Conservation Training Center.
The composition of the two implementation teams formed earlier in Auguststrategic growth and urban wildlife refuge initiativewas announced in Refuge Updates September/October issue. The remaining six teams are scheduled to be announced in the January/February 2012 issue.