Retiring Regional Director Ren Lohoefener to Stay on As Advisor on California Water Issues
Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced that Paul Souza will be the agency’s new Regional Director for the Pacific Southwest Region beginning in August 2016.
Souza, a 19-year career Service employee, will lead staff, programs and field stations in the region, which includes California, Nevada, and the Klamath Basin of Oregon.
Souza has served as the Service’s Assistant Director for Science Applications for nearly two years. In that role, he has overseen the nationwide network of partnership-driven Landscape Conservation Cooperatives; guided efforts to implement an integrated, strategic landscape-scale approach to adaptive wildlife management; and built the agency’s capacity to develop and apply science-based solutions to real world conservation problems.
“Paul Souza is one of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s true visionary leaders, helping guide efforts with our partners to deliver conservation that has a greater impact on wildlife and habitat across the American landscape. At the same time, he has proven himself as a field supervisor and project leader, developing strong relationships with local communities and leaders,” said Director …Read the Rest