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U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., issued the following statement after President Trump’s announcement that he intends to nominate Robert Wallace of Wyoming to be assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks at the Department of Interior:

“I am pleased the administration nominated Rob Wallace to be the assistant secretary of interior for fish, wildlife and parks. Rob is a Wyoming native and has extensive experience in public service and in working with the National Park Service. It is important to fill positions like this with qualified people who understand the west.”


Wallace, who was born in Cheyenne and raised in Evanston, has experience as a ranger in Grand Teton National park and as assistant director of the National Park Service for congressional and legislative affairs. He previously served as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop, chief of staff to Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer and Republican staff director of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Wallace is a founding board member of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation and a past board member of Yellowstone National park Foundation and the Student Conservation Association. He also served on the University of Wyoming’s Energy Resources Council. Currently, he is president of the Upper Green River Conservancy focused on conservation and energy development in the west.