A Las Vegas native who still has ties to Las Vegas and Mora County has been selected to oversee the country’s National Wildlife Refuge System.
As chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System, Cynthia Martinez will oversee more than 150 million acres, 563 wildlife refuges and 38 Wetland Management Districts for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Martinez is also responsible for management of more than 418 million acres of marine national monuments.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe announced Martinez’s appointment last week.