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Special Agent in Charge, United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Retired)
Before retiring from federal service, Mark Webb had a distinguished career as a criminal investigator, natural resource pilot, and supervisor of the national special operations unit (covert/undercover investigations) with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Mr. Webb served as a Special Agent in California, Alaska, Nebraska, as the Resident Agent in Charge for the northern half of Alaska and the Special Agent in Charge of the national Special Operations Unit in Denver, Colorado. Within the USFWS he is considered an expert on the Airborne Hunting Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. He has testified in Federal Court as an expert witness on issues involving the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Lacey Act. During his career his services have been requested to teach wildlife law enforcement training to police officers, customs officers and game wardens throughout the world, including the countries of Tanzania, Russia, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, Italy and numerous law enforcement agencies within the United States, including FBI, ATF, DEA, DOD, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Park Service, BLM, USFWS and many state conservation agencies. Mr. Webb’s expertise also included development of enforcement cases involving wildlife mortality linked to environmental contaminants, such as pesticides and oil and chemical spills. Mr. Webb was instrumental in coordinating the evidence collection as a result of the large oil spill after the wreck of the Exxon Valdez. Mr. Webb has extensive experience with the investigation of cases involving the unlawful take of eagles, migratory birds and endangered species as a result of activities associated with the oil industry, electric industry, mining industry, highway construction industry and the wind power industry.
Mr. Webb’s high profile law enforcement case work has been featured in publications such as: International Game Warden magazine, the New York Times, Omaha World Herald, Anchorage Daily News, Fairbanks Daily News Miner and other news papers.
As the Special Agent in Charge of the national Special Operations Unit, Mr. Webb developed policy and coordinated investigations with other Federal and State Agencies, Interpol and foreign governments.
Mr. Webb served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Nebraska, where he taught courses in wildlife Law Enforcement.
Mr. Webb’s dedication, integrity and professionalism, has resulted in him being recognized by many different Federal and State wildlife conservation agencies, private wildlife conservation organizations and several Department of Justice offices for his wildlife enforcement case work.
Mr. Webb is an instrument rated commercial pilot with his sea plane rating and is a certified flight instructor. He owns a Cessna 182 with the latest in modern avionics and navigation radios. He has over 3,600 hours of flight time in single engine Cessnas and Piper Super Cubs. He has been carded by the Department of the Interior for low level operations, off airport operations and wildlife surveillance.