USFWS Director Steve Williams Resigns

March 26, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Perhaps due to the fact that litigation management consumed almost all of his agency’s resources during his tenure, Steve Williams resigned as U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s director last week. President Bush will name a replacement. Cross your fingers. Though Williams did a fine job for the agency, his influence was diminished by the increasing effectiveness of property and water rights advocates and the decreasing effectiveness of scientists in affecting administration policy.