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Director's Corner

Dan Ashe served as FWS Director from June 2011 until January 2017. The following is an archive of blogs authored by Director Ashe during that time. This content is intended for historical reference only and not as a representation of current Service policy or opinion.

Dan Visits Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

Today, Dan visited the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge located in our Midwest Region. This is Dan's first visit to a field station since he was confirmed as the Service's 16th Director on June 30th.

Dan Ashe visits Detroit National Wildlife Refuge with Ken Salazar 

Dan (left) was joined by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (center) and Midwest Regional Director Tom Melius (right). Secretary Salazar was visiting the refuge to announce recent land acquisitions that will protect valuable habitats and provide recreational opportunities for the urban community that surrounds the refuge.

The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is the only International Wildlife Refuge in North America. The refuge includes islands, coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, and waterfront lands along 48 miles of Detroit River and Western Lake Erie shoreline. Its location is unique -- situated in the heart of a major metropolitan area.

Learn more about the Refuge at http://www.fws.gov/midwest/detroitriver/.  

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Regarding the wolf extermination proposal in Wyoming: I am completely outraged and appalled that this rediculous proposal is being considered. I can't blieve that Ken Salazar and Dan Ashe are in agreement of this. This idea is not only barbaric, but unconscionable that wolves (including pups, females and older wolves) would be shot on sight. Or killed at all. They should be protected not shot! Protecting wolves and other wildlife should be your main concern, not politics. Shooting wolves is like shooting Lassie. Please reconsider your proposal.

Thank you,
# Posted By Bianca Kednay | 7/7/11 5:28 PM

I’m outraged by the Fish and Wildlife Service’s new "wildlife steward" Director Dan Ashe's support for Wyoming’s wolf management plan. This proposal is unscientific and unconscionable and would allow wolves to be shot on sight in most areas of the state outside Yellowstone National Park.” We are all outraged by their capitulation to anti-wolf extremists in Wyoming and find this to be absolutely unnacceptable!
# Posted By Sandra Downie | 7/10/11 7:10 PM

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