March 01, 2013

Interview: Daniel M. Ashe

Milo Mason

Daniel M. Ashe was confirmed on June 30, 2011, as the 16th Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Ashe spent much of his childhood on national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries, where he learned to band birds, fish, hunt and enjoy the outdoors. Ashe previously served as the Service‚Äôs Deputy Director for Policy, Science Advisor to the Director, Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System and Assistant Director for External Affairs. He earned a graduate degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from the Florida State University. Ashe is active in local civic affairs in Montgomery County, Maryland, where he and his family reside. He is an avid waterfowl hunter, angler, and tennis player.

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