Mollie H. Beattie
- Mollie H. Beattie (1947-1996) was the first woman to become FWS Director (1993-1996). Mollie as she was known to friend and foe alike-fiercely defended the Endangered Species Act, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. She passionately advocated ecosystem approaches to conservation and reintroduced gray wolves into the American West. After her death, several congressional antagonists joined in naming an eight-million-acre Arctic Refuge Wilderness in tribute to her. Mollie lived her own words noting: what a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself.
- Mollie H. Beattie (1993 - 1996)
Director Beattie's Selection - News Release - 1993
The Endangered Species Act: Myths and Realities
Remarks by Mollie Beattie, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Society of Environmental Journalists - 1995
Statement by Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt on the Death of Mollie Beattie (June 28, 1996)