U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Southeast Region News Release

Noreen K. Clough

Regional Director
Southeast Region
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1875 Century Blvd., NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30345
(404) 679-4000

April, 11, 1995

Noreen K. Clough was appointed Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (Service) Southeast Region, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 9, 1995. In this capacity, she is responsible for directing the Service's fish, wildlife and habitat conservation, protection and enhancement activities in 10 southeastern states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

She brings a wealth of natural resource management experience to this assignment. From June 1994 to February 1995, she served as Acting Deputy Director - External Affairs, where she was responsible for administering the Federal Aid to States Program, legislative and public affairs. She was also Service Director Mollie Beattie's liaison to the states and to the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

From August through September 1993, she served as Acting Regional Director of the Service's Southwest Region, headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Before that assignment, from June 1991 through June 1994, she was Deputy Assistant Director for Fisheries in Washington, D.C., where she managed the work of the divisions of Hatcheries and Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance. In that role she represented the Service in the implementation of the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Management Act.

Besides her fisheries management background, Clough has extensive experience with the Service's National Wildlife Refuge System. From August 1989 through June 1991, she was Chief of the Branch of Resource Management, where she provided leadership and guidance for the refuge system in management, conservation, protection and use of refuge resources. From 1983 to 1988, she held a variety of staff and supervisory positions, including serving as the principal staff specialist for Alaska refuge operations and implementation of the Alaska Lands Act.

In 1988 and 1989, she held two short-term positions outside the Service that broadened her management skills. From April through August 1989, while participating in an upper-level management training assignment, she was on the staff of Congressman Ralph Regula. There she served as Legislative Assistant in the areas of clean coal technology, oil and gas issues and Department appropriations. During the period, February 1988 through April 1989, she was a Senior Environmental Policy Analyst for the Department's Minerals Management Service, working on Outer Continental Shelf oil, gas and strategic minerals leasing and development.

From March 1977 through July 1983, she was a staff biologist in the Division of Ecological Services in Washington, D.C. She had responsibility for National Environmental Policy Act compliance, dredge and fill permitting activities under the Clean Water Act, and Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act activities.

Clough was named the 1994 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service honoree for the Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Award and is a 1987 recipient of the prestigious Meritorious Service Award, the second highest honor award bestowed by the Department. She received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Maryland University College, and has a master's degree in environmental biology from George Mason University in Virginia.

Her outside interests include fishing, gardening, and traveling with her husband, Dave.


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