THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES JAMIE RAPPAPORT CLARK AS DIRECTOR, U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
The President today announced his intent to nominate Jamie Rappaport Clark as Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the U.S. Department of Interior.
Ms. Clark of Clarksberg, Maryland, presently serves as the Assistant Director of Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the U.S. Department of Interior, a position she has held since 1994. In this position she is responsible for wetlands protection, environmental contaminants, the implementation of the Endangered Species Act, habitat restoration programs, and other environmental protection legislation. Ms. Clark has served at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for over eight years as a Senior Staff Biologist in the Division of Endangered Species; as Deputy Assistant Regional Director for Endangered Species Permits, Southwest Region; and as Chief of the Division of Endangered Species. From 1988 to 1989, Ms. Clark was the Fish and Wildlife Administrator for the Department of the Army and from 1984 to 1988, she served as Natural/Cultural Resources Program Manager for the National Guard Bureau. Her prior experience also includes serving as a Research Biologist for the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute and as a Wildlife Biologist for the National Institute for Urban Wildlife. Ms. Clark holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Towson State University and an M.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maryland. Ms. Clark currently resides in Leesberg, Virginia.
The Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible for the development of policies created to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Fish and Wildlife Service has over 7,200 permanent employees and it manages approximately 509 national wildlife refuges, 65 fish hatcheries, 32 wetland management districts and 50 coordination areas encompassing over 92 million acres of land, and area larger than the acreage of the National Park System.