American Rivers applauds the nomination of Shannon Estenoz as Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Department of the Interior

April 14, 2021 
Contact: Amy Souers Kober, 503-708-1145 

President Biden announced today that he will nominate Shannon Estenoz as Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Department of the Interior. Tom Kiernan, President and CEO of American Rivers, made the following statement: 

“We congratulate Shannon Estenoz on her nomination as Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Department of the Interior. Shannon is a long-time, effective and collaborative conservationist with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working, and her experience will drive vital work addressing biodiversity, climate change and environmental justice.  

The Department of the Interior has a unique trust relationship with sovereign tribes and oversees conservation and management of thousands of miles of rivers and 500 million acres of public lands including national parks, wildlife refuges and the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. 

We look forward to working with the Department of the Interior and the Biden administration to ensure investment in clean water, healthy rivers and environmental justice is a top priority.”