Susan Fry Selected as Area Manager for Reclamation's Klamath Basin Area Office

Media Contact: Lynnette Wirth, (916) 978-5100

For Release: December 19, 2008

Mr. Donald Glaser, Regional Director of the Bureau of Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Region, announces the selection of Ms. Susan Fry as the Area Manager of the Klamath Basin Area Office located in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

"Susan Fry's skills and past experience, including 15 years of Federal service and her recent graduation from the Reclamation Leadership Development Program, make her well-suited to lead the Klamath Basin Area Office," said Mr. Glaser.

As Area Manager, Ms. Fry will direct and oversee program activities for the Klamath Project, Interactive Picture of Ms. Fry - Click to visit the Klamath Basin websitewhich provides irrigation water for about 240,000 acres as well as water for the Klamath National Wildlife Refuges. A key element of the Area Manager position will be helping to lead the extensive restoration programs under way in the Klamath Basin.

For the past 2 years, Ms. Fry has been the Mid-Pacific Region's Environmental Officer. She also has served as Reclamation's lead on the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, an effort to develop a habitat conservation plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Ms. Fry previously served for 3 years as the Special Assistant to the Regional Director.

Ms. Fry joined the Mid-Pacific Region after 2 years as a private consultant focused on water resource issues in northern California and wilderness designation issues across the West. Prior to that, Ms. Fry was a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' employee for 12 years. While with the Corps, Ms. Fry was the Senior Project Manager on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Basins Comprehensive Study, a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works at the Pentagon, and an Assistant to the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee Legislative Clerk on Capitol Hill.

Ms. Fry graduated from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelors of Science degree in wildlife biology.

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Relevant Link:

Klamath Basin Area Office Website