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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Founded over 30 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of more than 220,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 7.1 million acres for elk and other wildlife. RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management, and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage. Discover why “Hunting Is Conservation™” at www.rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK. Take action: join and/or donate.