U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Hires New Refuge Manager

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that Keith Ramos has been hired as the Refuge Manager for the Northern Maine National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Mr. Ramos will be directly responsible for the management of Moosehorn, Aroostook, Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuges, Carlton Pond Waterfowl Production Area and more than 75 conservation easements in central, eastern and northern Maine.

Keith brings seventeen years of wildlife conservation management to his new position. He has a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation from the University of Massachusetts. Keith started his career working as a Wildlife Biologist Trainee in the Southwest U.S. before becoming the Wildlife Refuge Specialist at San Bernard NWR in Texas. Prior to his current position, Keith was the Deputy Project Leader at the Mattamuskeet NWR Complex in eastern North Carolina, Koyukuk/Nowitna NWR Complex in Alaska, and at the Crystal River NWR Complex in Florida.

The Northern Maine National Wildlife Refuge Complex is comprised of 50,000 acres of federally protected lands spread across Aroostook, Kennebec, Penobscot, Waldo and Washington counties. Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge consists of two divisions in Downeast Maine and provides important feeding and nesting habitat for many bird species, including waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, upland game birds, songbirds and birds of prey. Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge located on part of the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, protects valuable wildlife habitat in northern Maine where the landscape is dominated by agricultural. Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in central Maine protects one of the largest undeveloped bogs in the state. Carlton Pond Waterfowl Production Area in central Maine is the only Waterfowl Production Area in Maine that is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information visit www.fws.gov.