Photo: Geoff Wood

Photo: Geoff Wood

Ms. Michael “Mikey” Nye Fulk has worked in the wildlife conservation arena for over 20 years. After graduating from North Carolina State University, where she earned a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Science with a minor in Environmental Science, Ms. Fulk worked with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Glasgow, Montana. During her tenure, she documented various prairie species such as the burrowing owl, black-tailed prairie dogs, prairie falcons, and the endangered black-footed ferret. Following her work with the BLM, Ms. Fulk served as a wildlife biologist in Wright, Wyoming for a private wildlife consulting firm. She worked with energy companies, state, and federal officials to conduct wildlife surveys, document species of concern on coal bed methane and coal mine project areas, and completed project assessment reports. She also ensured proper land reclamation practices were in place.

Ms. Fulk then spent nearly 13 years as the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Region 6 Access Coordinator where she oversaw the hunting access program on 1.2 million acres in NE Montana and worked closely with over 300 landowners to provide access opportunities to hunters from around the world. For her efforts in Montana, she was recognized by the Montana Wildlife Federation for improving landowner/hunter relations and was presented with the MFWP Hunting Heritage Award for her work advancing the state’s hunting access programs.

Her career brought her back to her home state of North Carolina where she served as the Southern Piedmont Hunter Education Coordinator for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, teaching wildlife and hunter education to youth and adults across 15 counties. Ms. Fulk then served as the Associate Director for Three Rivers Land Trust based out of Salisbury, NC and later as President of Conservation for The Barn Group. Her work in the land trust arena has contributed to thousands of acres of permanently protected through conservation easements in NC and across the US. Currently, Ms. Fulk serves as the Governor Appointee for the NC Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council and as a Board member of the Lexington Tourism-Recreation Investment Partnership.

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