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News Release

Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office
Welcomes New Field Supervisor

January 19, 2021

Media Contact:
Meghan Snow, Phone: (916) 539-7494, Email: meghan_snow@fws.gov


The Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce the selection of Michael Fris as the new Field Supervisor. His first official day in the role was January 7, 2021.

Mike Fris

As Field Supervisor, Fris will oversee the activities of one of the largest ecological services field offices in the nation. The office oversees wildlife, plant and fish conservation matters in 38 counties across the state of California and monitors the status of more than 100 federally listed species.

“This office has a rich conservation history,” said Fris. “I respect the work this office has completed and look forward to achieving great conservation successes alongside the office’s talented staff.”

Fris has a long history with the Service and extensive experience with conservation matters and listed species in California. Most recently, Fris served as the Assistant Regional Director of the Ecological Services program for the California-Great Basin Region of the Service. In that role, he managed the ecological services offices in the states of California and Nevada and Oregon’s Klamath Basin and worked with the Service’s headquarters to finalize habitat conservation plans and process listing and recovery efforts for dozens of species. Previous to his role as the ARD, Fris held a number of other positions in the Service, including Chief of the Region’s Endangered Species Program and Chief for the Sacramento field office’s Water Resources Division.

Joining the Sacramento office returns Fris to the place where he started his career as a wildlife biologist nearly 30 years ago. His first years in the Sacramento office generated a deep commitment to the agency and its mission.

“Coming back to the Sacramento office as the Field Supervisor is very exciting for me,” said Fris. “The office works on a wide range of species and habitats, and there are incredible opportunities to find new solutions to today’s conservation challenges alongside our partners.”

Fris developed an interest in conservation as a child. A native of California, Fris spent many hours fishing with his father on Folsom Lake and in Michigan during the summers. In his free time, Fris enjoys exploring California’s great outdoors and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Join us in welcoming Mike Fris to the Sacramento Field Office.

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Last updated: January 17, 2021