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 This content is intended for historical reference only and not as a representation of current Service policy or opinion.
Today my staff and I celebrate the addition of 42,000 acres to the National Wildlife Refuge System through the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund and conservation of 115,000 more acres through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. Our investment of $25 million across our nation’s flyways will be tripled when private and nonprofit partners match it with another $50 million.
I’ve seen first hand some of the work the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission is approving, so I’d like to share with you what these numbers mean to communities and species that are in need right now.