November 12, 2003
"Tim Hall's wealth of experience will be a great asset to the Charleston Field Office," said Sam D. Hamilton, the Service’s Southeast Regional Director. "We've got a great working relationship with the people of South Carolina and I know his guidance will help to maintain that."
As supervisor of the Charleston Field Office, Hall will oversee a variety of activities designed to help fish and wildlife and their habitat for the benefit of the American public. They include: reviewing federal projects, working with other federal and state agencies, habitat conservation planning activities, and listing and recovery activities for 33 federally listed species, three candidate species, and 94 species of concern in South Carolina. Hall will also supervise the voluntary partnership with private landowners seeking to restore wetlands and other important fish and wildlife habitats under the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program.
An avid outdoorsman, Hall, his wife and two teenage children are eager to explore their new home.
"We are excited about establishing a new home in the wonderful community of Charleston,” said Hall. “The friendliness of the people and the beauty of the town are outstanding. I look forward to continue the successful partnerships already established between the Fish and Wildlife Service and the many state, federal and private organizations. I am committed to protect and enhance the tremendous natural resources in this State."
Having grown up primarily in Maryland, he has worked in San Diego, California, and Klamath Falls, Oregon, before moving to South Carolina to replace the former Field Supervisor, Roger L. Banks, who retired in August 2003.
Hall started his career at Patuxent Wildlife Research Station while completing his degree in Conservation and Resource Development from the University of Maryland. He then went to work for the Service’s Division of Refuges in Washington, D.C. in 1977. A tour with the young Adult Conservation Corps as Camp Director took him to Klamath Falls, Oregon, from 1978-1979. After a brief stint with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Baltimore, Maryland, Hall returned to the Service as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist in the Annapolis Field Office. Hall helped develop the Chesapeake Bay Estuary Program in 1985 and was given the lead role for the non-point source evaluation branch. Returning to the Washington, D.C. office in 1992, Hall served in the Division of Environmental Contaminants and most recently, in the Division of Endangered Species.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 95-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System which encompasses more than 540 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 69 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resource offices and 81 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces Federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Aid program which distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.
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