Due to the current lapse of federal appropriations:
Please read this important message about closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown.
For more information, please visit the Department of the Interior shutdown page.
The Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Recognition Program recognizes a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee who has designed, implemented, or shown visionary leadership in an interpretive or environmental education program that fosters a sense of wonder and enhances public stewardship of our wildlife heritage. Early this month, Cheri Anderson, information and education specialist at the Columbia River Gorge National Fish Hatchery Complex received this national award. We could not be more proud of Cheri and, while it is impossible to list her impact on the people, places, and partnerships in the Pacific Region, here are a few of the ways she has inspired a giant, and lasting, Sense of Wonder in her 20 years with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Congratulations Cheri and to all the regional nominees!
Acting Midwest Regional Director Charlie Wooley has been picked by the President as the Federal Commissioner representing the United States on the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. Wooley joins three other commissioners of the United States.
Wooley’s work on Great Lakes issues goes back decades, including a historical milestone of serving on detail at the House of Representatives’ Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, drafting the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990 which was passed by the 101st U.S. Congress.