Martha Williams Will Bring Essential Leadership to Wildlife Conservation, Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The president’s nomination of Martha Williams to serve as the next director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service underscores the Biden Administration’s commitment to science-driven species conservation and recovery. The National Wildlife Federation heralded Williams’ nomination and urged the U.S. Senate to swiftly confirm her to this critical post.
“Martha Williams is an exceptional nominee and exactly the type of leader the Fish and Wildlife Services needs at this critical moment, given its role in addressing the wildlife crisis and implementing the America the Beautiful initiative,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “From her time leading the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks to her service as the principal deputy director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, she has consistently demonstrated a science-based approach to recovering imperiled species, a commitment to partnering with Tribes on shared conservation objectives, a passion for ensuring all people have the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, and extensive experience in the collaborative conservation of the full diversity of wildlife. The U.S. Senate should swiftly confirm her to this essential position.”

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