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About Wendi Weber
Wendi Weber is the Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region, which spans from Maine to West Virginia. She leads more than 800 employees in 130 field stations. She oversees management of the 3.1-million-acre Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument in the North Atlantic Ocean and about 536,000 acres across 81 national wildlife refuges and 13 national fish hatcheries in the region.
Weber prioritizes working in partnership especially with Tribes, states, NGOs, industry, private landowners, and other federal agencies to advance conservation from the remote reaches of the Northern Forest and the Appalachian Mountains to some of the most densely populated areas in the country along the coast.
Weber’s vision is to foster an inclusive work environment for a diverse, engaged workforce, provide equitable access to agency services, lands, and facilities, help achieve environmental justice, inspire the conservation stewards of tomorrow, and leave a legacy of resilient and sustainable wildlife and wild lands for future generations of Americans to enjoy.
Weber was recognized in 2018 by the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies with the Robert McDowell Award for Conservation Management Excellence, which is the organization’s highest honor. Weber also received the Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Award in 2019 recognizing her excellence in management of programs and policy implementation.
Weber joined the Service in 1998, beginning her career in Washington, D.C. Prior to working for the Service, she worked for the states of Florida and Georgia as a field biologist.
Originally from Rochester, New York, she has a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in fisheries from the University of Georgia.