Delta Waterfowl Cheers Confirmation of Martha Williams as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director

From Delta Waterfowl:

BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Delta Waterfowl applauds the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Martha Williams as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director. Previously serving as principal deputy director of the USFWS since January 2021, Williams was confirmed by a voice vote, indicating the level of her bi-partisan support.

Delta has supported Williams’ confirmation from the moment she was nominated by President Biden.

“Martha Williams will be a wonderful leader for the Service,” said John Devney, chief policy officer for Delta Waterfowl. “Throughout her career, she has demonstrated strong leadership, a pragmatic approach to conservation and, importantly, a willingness to work with duck hunters to achieve positive policy outcomes for waterfowl.”

Delta Waterfowl consults closely with the USFWS on a number of key issues impacting ducks and duck hunters, from habitat conservation to the recent, broad expansions of waterfowl hunter access on national wildlife refuges. As USFWS principal deputy director, Williams oversaw the expansion of hunting and fishing opportunities on 2.1 million acres of public land and water across 88 national wildlife refuges.

“It’s probably the most sweeping expansion of hunting access we’ll see in our lifetimes,” Devney said. “As director, I’m confident Martha will be a continued asset in Delta’s mission to produce ducks and secure the future of waterfowl hunting in North America. She has a proven track record of reaching across the aisle to benefit wildlife and hunters.”

For more information, contact John Devney at (701) 471-4235 or

Delta Waterfowl Foundation is The Duck Hunters Organization, a leading conservation group working to produce ducks and ensure the tradition of duck hunting in North America. Visit

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