DOINews: Video of USFWS Directors' Forum Featuring Five Past Directors, Director Ashe, Secretary Jewell Now Online

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Past and current USFWS directors and Secretary Jewell seated on stage at the USFWS Directors' Forum at NCTC.

Former and current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service directors and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell take a look at the Service's past to better prepare for its future challenges during the April 11, 2014, USFWS Directors' Forum. (From left, Lynn Greenwalt, USFWS director from 1973 to 1981; John Turner, USFWS director from 1989 to 1993; Jamie Rappaport Clark, USFWS director from 1997 to 2001; Steve Williams, USFWS director from 2002 to 2005; current USFWS Director Dan Ashe; Secretary Jewell. Dale Hall, USWFS director from 2005 to 2009, appears via video-uplink. Spencer Smith, director from 1970 to 1973, was unable to attend. He is 91 and travel has become difficult for him.)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's second annual Directors Forum Conversation is now available online for screening. You can access it at the National Conservation Training Center webpage video gallery link:

This event was held April 11, 2014, and it brought together five former USFWS directors, Director Dan Ashe, and Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell to look at the Service's past to better prepare for its future challenges. It was a historic morning with many insights and thought-provoking comments from all the participants.

This important gathering will be preserved for researchers and employees at the National Conservation Training Center Archives. If you would like a transcript or DVD of the Directors' Forum, please contact Service Historian Mark Madison (

Submitted by: USFWS

April 29, 2014

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