USFWS History Committee Conducts Annual Meeting

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge's administrative officer, Peggy Hobbs, is also the regional representative on the FWS History Committee, which helps to preserve the Service’s history in conservation and conducts oral histories of its retirees and partners. The committee held their annual meeting in May in Wyoming at the “Murie Ranch”, which is now part of the Teton Science Schools. The campus is made up of several remote cabins that were built decades ago and were once the home of Mardy and Olaus Murie who were instrumental in the conservation movement. Guest speaker, John Turner, a former Director of FWS in the early 1990s told stories of the controversial wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone and his personal relationship with the Muries. A quote of John’s that are words for us all to live by is that we continue to “capture the Murie spirit”.

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