November 14, 2018

Dysfunctional USFWS Appoints Deputy Director

*Editor’s Comment* -While it appears the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is so dysfunctional it cannot appoint a director to the Service some 5 months after Trump took over in Washington, oddly it seems to have opted to appoint a deputy director to stand in as an interim director until such time as the Trump administration finishes their plundering and mistake-ridden attempts to make people think they will make things better. Time will tell. Isn’t this kind of like putting the cart before the horse?

The information provided says that Sheehan “has been named” but it doesn’t say by whom. Is it Interior Director Zinke who named him? And if he named him, why can’t he name a director and isn’t it a better idea for the director to name his own deputies?

There is no information posted on the USFWS website about this appointment. So far it appears as though we can expect very little from this administration as it pertains to Department of Interior and USFWS issues. If it is taking more than 5 months to appoint a director to the Service, how many years will it take them to carry out other important issues within the Service?

Where there is no vision, the people perish!

From the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—Greg Sheehan, director of Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources, has been named deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and as its acting director until one is nominated and confirmed.

“RMEF is pleased to endorse a wildlife professional who supports and understands the issues we face in the American West with wildlife,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “We are pleased to work with Greg and the FWS to secure a better future for our wildlife, hunters and the general public.”

Sheehan served as director of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources since 2012. A long-time RMEF member, he spent the last 25 years in the natural resources and wildlife management sector. Sheehan has a track record of helping to restore various fish and wildlife species to levels not seen in more than 125 years.

Additionally, Sheehan’s past highlights a focus on advocating for shooting sports, understanding sensitive species issues and working to recruit, retain and reactivate hunters and anglers.

“We appreciate that Greg is a proponent of state management authority and predator management for the benefit of all wildlife. We also appreciate his passion for the outdoors and the outdoor lifestyle as he is an avid hunter, angler, wildlife photographer and advocate of RMEF’s conservation mission.”

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