This book provides in-depth coverage of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the federal agency that manages the national wildlife refuge system, protects endangered species, and conducts fish and wildlife research. In addition to detailing the history and organization of the service, the authors take a hard look at its current—and often controversi
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Westview Library of Federal Departments, Agencies, and Systems -- The Background of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Refuges—Backbone of the Service -- A Day on a Waterfowl Refuge -- Public Use of Refuges -- Fish and Wildlife Research -- Animal Damage Control -- Endangered Species—Listing and its Consequences -- Endangered Species—Research and Recovery -- Other Responsibilities of the Fish and Wildlife Service -- Interagency Consultation under the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act -- FWS'S Relationship with Congress -- An Enhanced Role for FWS is Vitally Needed -- Career Opportunities
Nathaniel P. Reed, executive president of the Hobe Sound Company, is one of the nation's foremost conservationists. After serving in environmental posts under three Florida governors, he was appointed by President Nixon as assistant secretary of the interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. Mr. Reed was reappointed by President Ford and served until 1977. Dennis Drabelle is a lawyer and former counsel to the assistant secretary of the interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks (Nathaniel Reed). He later worked for the Federal Trade Commission on antitrust problems in the solar energy industry and is now engaged in a fulltime writing career.