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Utah's Wildlife Director to help lead USFWS

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Director Greg Sheehan is headed to a new habitat, as deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (Photo: Contributed by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)

Greg Sheehan, director of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resourceshas been appointed as the new deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Sheehan's appointment has been applauded by numerous conservation organizations including Safari Club International, National Wild Turkey federation and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

Nick Wiley, President of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, said, "The Association is heartened to know that someone with his leadership and devotion to fish and wildlife is serving as deputy director for the Service."

Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Executive Director Mike Styler said, "As he heads to Washington, D.C., Greg's experience and enthusiasm will serve him well. He is a trusted public servant and has been a lifelong advocate for wildlife conservation. He has resolved complex wildlife issues by helping diverse interests find common ground. He is a true leader and his work ethic and dedication to wildlife are an example for his peers nationwide."

Sheehan is a lifelong hunter, angler, and aspiring wildlife photographer. Sheehan will begin in mid-June and will serve as the Acting Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service until a Director is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

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