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President Clinton Nominates Jamie Rappaport Clark as Director



TITLE:       President Clinton Nominates Jamie Rappaport Clark as Director 
of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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DATE:        06/23/97; 18:58:04
SOURCE:      U.S. NEWSWIRE; USW
CONTACT:     White House Press Office, 202-456-2100
 (Copyright 1997)

    WASHINGTON, June 23 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The president today 
announced his intent to nominate Jamie Rappaport Clark as director 
of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the U.S. Department 
of Interior. 

   Clark, of Clarksberg, Md., presently serves as the assistant 
director of ecological services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
at the U.S. Department of Interior, a position she has held 
since 1994.  In this position she is responsible for wetlands 
protection, environmental contaminants, the implementation of the 
Endangered Species Act, habitat restoration programs and other 
environmental protection legislation.  Ms. Clark has served at the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for over eight years as a senior staff 
biologist in the Division of Endangered Species; as deputy assistant 
regional director for Endangered Species Permits, Southwest Region; 
and as chief of the Division of Endangered Species.  From 1988 to 
1989, Clark was the Fish and Wildlife administrator for the 
Department of the Army, and, from 1984 to 1988, she served as 
natural/cultural resources program manager for the National Guard 
Bureau.  Her prior experience also includes serving as a research 
biologist for the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute and as a 
wildlife biologist for the National Institute for Urban Wildlife. 
Clark holds a B.S. in wildlife biology from Towson State University 
and an M.S. in wildlife ecology from the University of Maryland. 
Clark currently resides in Leesberg, Va.
    The director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible 
for the development of policies created to conserve, protect and 
enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing 
benefit of the American people.  The Fish and Wildlife Service has 
more than 7,200 permanent employees and it manages approximately 
509 national wildlife refuges, 65 fish hatcheries, 32 wetland 
management districts and 50 coordination areas encompassing 
over 92 million acres of land, and area larger than the acreage 
of the National Park System.
DESCRIPTORS: NATIONAL; POLITICS