Michael Fris

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Field Supervisor

2800 Cottage Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
United States

About Michael Fris

Mike Fris has been part of the Service for 30 years and has extensive experience with conservation matters and listed species in California. Before joining the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office as the Field Supervisor in 2021, 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. He started his career in the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife office as a wildlife biologist. His first years in the Sacramento office generated a deep commitment to the agency and its mission.