Environment & Energy Report

Park Resources Chief Tapped to Lead Fish and Wildlife Service (1)

Oct. 23, 2018, 4:06 PMUpdated: Oct. 23, 2018, 5:12 PM

Aurelia Skipwith was named as the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services at the Interior Department, according to a White House announcement late Oct. 22.

Skipwith has currently been serving as Interior’s deputy assistant secretary for fish, wildlife, and parks since April 2017. She is the first African-American person, and third woman, to ever be nominated to the position.

If confirmed by the Senate as director, she would oversee the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, responsible for enforcing federal wildlife laws, protection of endangered and threatened species, conservation of wildlife habitats, and management of the...

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