U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Sam Hamilton Dies

Sam Hamilton, who had been with U.S. Fish and Wildlife for thirty years but became director only in September, died yesterday of an apparent heart condition during a ski trip in Keystone, Colorado. Hamilton, who had been regional director regional the Southeast region for the agency before assuming his current role, was hailed by conservationists for his restoration work in Florida’s Everglades and all along the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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