Spring Storm in the Great Basin Red Cliffs Desert Tortoise Reserve After a Spring Storm in the Great Basin Hunting Upland Birds at Kingsbury Lake Waterfowl Production Area Sandhill Migration on the Platte River Badlands Sunrise The Green River at Ouray NWR North Park Lupines Moab Sunset

Regional Leadership

 

Noreen Walsh, Regional Director
NOREEN WALSH (Bio)
Regional Director
303-236-7920 Noreen_Walsh@fws.gov
Matt Hogan, Assistant Regional DirectorMATT HOGAN (Bio)
Deputy Regional Director
303-236-7920 Matt_Hogan@fws.gov

In her capacity as Regional Director, Noreen Walsh oversees Service activities for all 8 states in the Mountain-Prairie Region – one of the largest geographic jurisdictions in the Service. She leads nearly one thousand employees across the region, from the regional office in Lakewood, CO to the Bozeman Fish Technology Center in Montana to the Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge in Kansas.M

Walsh also oversees the protection and conservation of some of the last intact habitat for native species in the Region, such as grizzly bears, wolves, sage grouse, black-footed ferrets and millions of migratory birds who journey through and breed in the Region’s Prairie Pothole landscape every year.

As Deputy Regional Director, Walsh served as the chief operating officer for the Mountain-Prairie Region, working to conserve fish, wildlife, and habitat for the continuing benefit of the American people. She coordinated activities of the region’s senior leadership team to pursue priority resource conservation goals in conjunction with state, federal and non-governmental partners. Her responsibilities ranged from overseeing the streamlining of business processes, to furthering a culture of strategic habitat conservation, to planning for the future workforce needs of the agency. She leads the Service’s role in a west-wide conservation initiative focused on greater sage-grouse and its sagebrush habitat, and has supported the “working landscape” conservation model under the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative.

Before becoming Deputy Regional Director, Walsh served in three other regions of the Service, as well as in the Headquarters office. Immediately prior to her time as Deputy Regional Director, she served as the Assistant Regional Director for Ecological Services in the agency’s Southeast Region headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. In that position, she led over 300 employees in 14 offices and managed an annual budget of over $44 million. She played a key role in many southeastern Endangered Species Act conservation efforts, as well as conservation on private lands through the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program.

Prior to that, Walsh served as a biologist at the Service’s Headquarters in Washington D.C. She also worked in the Oklahoma Ecological Services Field Office during the late 1990s. She spent the first five years of her Service career as a research biologist working out of Fairbanks, Alaska, investigating biological issues on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Walsh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York, Matt Hogan started his career as a legislative director and legislative assistant for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Hogan has served as Executive Director of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, where he worked with state fish and wildlife conservation agencies to promote a unified vision for sound management and conservation of fish and wildlife

Mr. Hogan has also served in executive leadership roles in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as the Department of the Interior. He has extensive conservation experience in the NGO community developing networks and alliances to achieve conservation goals.


Assistant Regional Directors
KATHLEEN DENNIS
Assistant Regional Director Budget Administration
303-236-3662
Kathleen_Dennis@fws.gov
Will Meeks, Assistant Regional Director
WILL MEEKS
Assistant Regional Director Refuges
303-236-4303
Will_Meeks@fws.gov
STEVE OBERHOLTZER
Special Agent in Charge
Law Enforcement
303-236-7893
Steve_Oberholtzer@fws.gov
Gregory Gerlich
GREGORY GERLICH
Assistant Regional Director Fisheries
303-236-4580
Gregory_Gerlich@fws.gov
Mike Thabault, Assistant Regional Director for Ecological Services
MIKE THABAULT
Assistant Regional Director Ecological Services
303-236-4210
Michael_Thabault@fws.gov
STEVE TORBIT
Assistant Regional Director Science
303-236-4602
Stephen_Torbit@fws.gov
Anna Munoz
Assistant Regional Director
External Affairs
303-236-4510
Clint Riley, Assistant Regional Director
CLINT RILEY
Assistant Regional Director Migratory Birds / Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration
303-236-5231 Clint_Riley@fws.gov

 

 

Prairies Conservation

 

A coordinated, partner-driven campaign to bring public attention to the dramatic conversion of grasslands and wetlands to cropland in one of America's last intact grassland ecosystems - the prairie pothole region.
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Get Your Goose On!

 

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Greater Sage-grouse

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supports efforts to keep the greater sage-grouse off the endangered species list by protecting its habitat to increase sage-grouse numbers.
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The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
Last modified: July 27, 2017
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