Governor Steve Bullock has announced the nomination of Martha Williams of Missoula as the next Director of the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP).
Ms. Williams is currently a professor of law at the University of Montana. She has worked for FWP in the past, as well as the US Department of the Interior. In response to the nomination, MWF’s Executive Director Dave Chadwick said:
“Martha Williams has a distinguished career in wildlife management law and policy, including having worked for Fish, Wildlife and Parks in the past, as well as experience with federal land and wildlife agencies. Montana’s fish and wildlife is a crucial public resource, essential to our heritage and our economy. The Montana Wildlife Federation looks forward to working with Ms. Williams to defend science-based wildlife management, build partnerships with private landowners, and expand public access for hunting and fishing.”