Conserving the Nature of America
Report
Columbia Pacific Northwest and Pacific Islands Regions Select New Leader for Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation

July 2, 2021

Contact(s):

Amanda Smith, (971) 270-8725, amanda_smith@fws.gov


Judith Gordon Assistant Regional Director for Fish and Aquatic Conservation in the Columbia Pacific Northwest and Pacific Islands Regions

Judith Gordon Assistant Regional Director for Fish and Aquatic Conservation in the Columbia Pacific Northwest and Pacific Islands Regions Credit: USFWS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has selected Judith Gordon as Assistant Regional Director for Fish and Aquatic Conservation in the Columbia Pacific Northwest and Pacific Islands Regions, overseeing operations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. Gordon has been the Deputy Assistant Regional Director for the program since April 2016.

“We are thrilled to have Judy as the new Assistant Regional Director for Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation,” said Robyn Thorson, Columbia-Pacific Northwest Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “With more than three decades of dedicated fisheries work, a strong scientific background, and a true passion for conservation, she has a track record of successfully managing natural resource challenges - we are lucky to have her at the helm.”

Gordon has a Bachelor’s degree in Population Biology from Princeton University and a Master's degree in Quantitative Ecology with a minor in Statistics from Pennsylvania State University. Her affinity for fish biology has taken her many places. From Massachusetts to Mississippi and Alaska to Washington, Gordon has extensive experience in most types of water bodies and their species.

“I knew by the time I was eleven years old that I wanted a career in a marine biological science so I could be near the water and study biology,” said Gordon. “I was inspired by the work of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the oceanographer and marine conservationist.”

For more information on the Region’s Fish and Aquatic Conservation program, visit https://www.fws.gov/pacific/Fisheries/

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. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service.

For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov. Connect with our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/usfws, follow our tweets at www.twitter.com/usfwshq, watch our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq.


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. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit http://www.fws.gov/. Connect with our Facebook page, follow our tweets, watch our YouTube Channel and download photos from our Flickr page.