NWTF Applauds Zinke's Appointment of Sheehan as USFWS Deputy Director

6/5/2017

NWTF Applauds Zinke's Appointment of Sheehan as USFWS Deputy Director 

TWIN FALLS, I.D. — The National Wild Turkey Federation praises Secretary Zinke for naming Greg Sheehan as deputy director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Sheehan, current director of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah resident, knows the importance of wildlife conservation because of his roots as a dedicated hunter, fisherman and wildlife photographer.

“The NWTF applauds this appointment and we are encouraged to know that someone with his leadership and commitment to wildlife will be deputy director for the USFWS," said Becky Humphries, NWTF CEO.

In addition to his director role in UDWR, Sheehan occupies a number of leadership roles in national organizations.

  • Chair, Threatened & Endangered Policy Committee, Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Federal/State Joint ESA Task Force–Washington D.C.
  • Board Member, Intermountain West Joint Venture
  • Board Member, Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports
  • Executive Committee Board Member, Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
  • Chair, Private Lands Access and Conservation Committee, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • Chair, Lead and Fish & Wildlife Workgroup, Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
  • Chair, Budget and Finance Committee, Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
  • Vice Chair, Angler and Boating Participation Committee, Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
  • Board Member, Colorado River Fish and Wildlife Council

The NWTF is committed to continuing its efforts to work with and support the USFWS, a bureau of the Department of the Interior, for the conservation of wildlife, fish and their habitats.

About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.5 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit an historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. Thanks to the efforts of dedicated volunteers, professional staff and committed partners, the NWTF has facilitated the investment of $488 million in wildlife conservation and the preservation of North America’s hunting heritage. The NWTF has improved more than 17 million acres of wildlife habitat and introduce 100,000 people to the outdoors each year. The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to raise $1.2 billion to conserve and enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org.

For more information, contact Pete Muller at (803) 637-7698