May 16, 2008
May 16, 2008 - Larry Clark of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) Wildlife Services (WS) program has been named director of WS' National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo.
"Clark has an impressive history with the WS program and the research center," said William H. Clay, deputy administrator of APHIS' WS program. "His knowledge of wildlife, research coupled with an understanding of WS' stakeholders, is a great asset to APHIS. He establishes high standards, drives results and promotes collaboration within and among NWRC programs."
Clark began his career with APHIS in 1991. Prior to accepting his current position, he served as NWRC's assistant director and was responsible for managing the center and its field stations, setting internal policies and directives and promoting collaborations among research programs. Over the past 17 years, Clark has been instrumental in establishing NWRC's wildlife disease research capabilities and has held positions as both an APHIS science fellow and research scientist. In 1995, he became one of the first NWRC staff members to establish cooperative relationships with the Colorado State University community.