EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation applauds President Trump’s recent re-nomination of Aurelia Skipwith for director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and looks forward to her confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
Trump had previously nominated Skipwith, the current Department of the Interior’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, to be the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in November of 2018.
“The NWTF and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service share a strong interest for the conservation of our nation’s wildlife and public lands,” NWTF CEO Becky Humphries said. “We look forward to working with Ms. Skipwith in her new role, as she has been a great partner in her current role as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Her background in both biology and law make her well suited to this key leadership position and in line with our efforts to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.”
In her current role as Deputy Assistant Secretary for FWP, Skipwith and her team protect lands and waters within the national park and wildlife refuge systems. Skipwith earned her B.S. in biology from Howard University, M.S. in molecular biology from Purdue University, and J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
As a research biologist and a lawyer, Skipwith trails an extensive professional background in both public stewardship and corporate enterprise.
Read the full release from the Department of the Interior here. https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/secretary-bernhardt-applauds-nomination-aurelia-skipwith-be-director-us-fish-and
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. Today, the NWTF is focused on the future of hunting and conservation through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative – a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org.