U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


Wildlife inspector Damian Martelli serving in Desert Storm. Photo credit: USFWS

Damian Martelli currently works as a wildlife inspector in our Amherst, New York law enforcement office. He began his military career in 1990, joining the U.S. Army and serving in Operation Desert Storm while being stationed in Germany. In honor of Veterans Day, Damian shares his story about staying involved and his passion for educating others, even after leaving the armed forces.

Gabe Cool LE pic

We’re checking in with our past interns to find out what they’ve been up to since their last internship with us. Today, meet Gabriel Harper. He’s protecting our natural resources and serving the public as a federal wildlife officer just outside the nation’s capital.


Samantha Fleming, a federal wildlife officer, knows Patuxent Research Refuge in Maryland and the people who visit it like the back of her hand. Find out what a day in her job is like.