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Steven Hugh Fritts

Steven Hugh Fritts, American wildlife biologist. Achievements include designing the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park and Central Idaho. Recipient Alpha award for 1995 Wolf Education and Research Center, Boise, Idaho, 1996. Assistant leader Boy Scouts American, Crofton, Maryland, 1985-1989. Member American Society Mammalogists, International Wolf Center (advisory board), Society Conservation Biology, Wildlife Society.

Background

  • Fritts, Steven Hugh was born on July 14, 1948 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States. Son of E. Paul and Cuba Irene (McElhaney) Fritts.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Zoology, University Arkansas, 1970. Master of Science in Zoology, University Arkansas, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology, University Minnesota, 1979.

    Career

    • Wildlife biologist wolf research and management United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, 1979-1984. Section leader endangered species research United States Fish and Wildlife Svc.-Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland, 1984-1989. Wolf recovery coordinator for northwestern United States United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Helena, Montana, 1989-1993, chief scientist for grey wolf recovery, 1993-1996, wildlife biologist Denver, since 1996.

      Member Mexican Wolf Recovery Team, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Albuquerque, since 1992. Adjunct associate professor University Idaho, Moscow, since 1994. Faculty affiliate University Montana School Forestry, Missoula, since 1994.

      Consultant to wolf research and management programs, North America and Europe.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include designing the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park and Central Idaho.

    Works

    • Editor: Ecology and Conservation of Wolves in a Changing World, 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals and monographs.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: member Church of Christ.

    Religion

    Denomination: Church of Christ

    Membership

    Assistant leader Boy Scouts American, Crofton, Maryland, 1985-1989. Member American Society Mammalogists, International Wolf Center (advisory board), Society Conservation Biology, Wildlife Society.

    Connections

    • Married Diana Ruth Neal, June 7, 1969. Children: Adam W., Deborah Anna, Sarah E.
    • father: E. Paul Fritts
    • mother: Cuba Irene (McElhaney) Fritts
    • spouse: Diana Ruth Neal
    • children: Adam W. Fritts
    • Deborah Anna Fritts
    • Sarah E. Fritts
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    Born July 14, 1948
    (age 68)
    Nationality
    • 1970
      University Arkansas
    • 1972
      University Arkansas
    • 1979
      University Minnesota
    • 1979 - 1984
      Wildlife biologist wolf research and management, United States Fish and Wildlife Service
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1984 - 1989
      section leader, endangered species research United States Fish and Wildlife Svc.-Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
      Laurel, Mississippi, United States
    • 1989 - 1993
      wolf recovery coordinator, for northwestern United States United States Fish and Wildlife Service
      Helena, Alabama, United States
    • 1996
      wolf recovery coordinator, for northwestern United States United States Fish and Wildlife Service