Gary Peeples

Male biologist standing before students, hand raised in the air
Deputy Field Office Supervisor and public affairs specialist

160 Zillicoa St.
Asheville, NC 28801
United States

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About Gary Peeples

In the summer of 1995, Gary Peeples had his first introduction to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, serving as an intern at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. In 2001, he returned to the Service, this time as an outreach specialist with the Asheville Field Office, a position he held until 2017, when he became the deputy supervisor of that same office. He has degrees in journalism and forestry from the University of Georgia and prior to coming to the Asheville Field Office spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala, working on agroforestry and small-scale sustainable farming projects. 

Areas of expertise
Western North Carolina

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Federal action review under the Endangered Species Act

This flow-chart diagrams the federal action review process set forth in section 7(a)2 of the Endangered Species Act and 50 CFR Part 402. The Endangered Species Act prohibits federal agencies from jeopardizing the continued existence of a species or destroying or adversely modifying designated...