Pacific Region Highlights


Beth Losey, hired in 1947, as the first female field research biologist for the Service
Elizabeth Beard Losey, the first female field research biologist in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. FWS Image

Women's History Month - Celebrating Women of the Interior


In honor of Women’s History Month, we want to highlight women who have made a difference for conservation and elevated our understanding of the natural world.  Woman biologists, hydrologists, law enforcement officers, economists, forensic specialists, firefighters, educators and more; are celebrated this month for their contributions building on the legacy left behind by pioneers like Rachel Carson, Molly Beattie and Elizabeth "Beth" Losey.  Cheers to all the women who have made, and continue to make, historic contributions for wildlife conservation, research, education, and science. 


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Breaking the glass ceiling

DOI women making history


Scott Le, FWS Budget Technician for the National Wildlife Refuge System
Scott Le, FWS Budget Technician for the National Wildlife Refuge System Scott Le used with permission

Celebrating Peace Corps Week - February 24 thru March 2


Fish and Wildlife Service employees start their public service careers through many different pathways.  This week, in honor of the Peace Corps' founding in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, the Pacific Region is highlighting employees who have served and share their amazing accomplishments.
 


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Jackie Ferrier

Jackie Ferrier, of the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Washington, has been named the 2019 Paul Kroegel National Wildlife Refuge System Refuge Manager of the Year. Brent Lawrence / USFWS

Willapa's Jackie Ferrier Named National Wildlife Refuge Manager of the Year


Jackie Ferrier, of the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Washington, has been named the 2019 National Wildlife Refuge System Refuge Manager of the Year. Presented by the National Wildlife Refuge Association, the award recognizes outstanding accomplishment by a refuge manager in the protection and management of our national wildlife refuges. This marks the first time in the award’s 25 year history that a female Refuge Manager has been selected for the prestigious award.


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