New Regional Federal Wildlife Chief Named

By Beacon Staff

DENVER – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has named a new regional director to oversee eight Western states.

Steve Guertin was named the acting regional director last fall. He was the agency’s budget officer for eight years in Washington, D.C., before his interim appointment.

Guertin has a bachelor’s degree from Norwich University in Vermont and a master’s degree of public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.

The regional Fish and Wildlife office oversees Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.