County native to lead LandTrust

By: Staff report

SALISBURY — A Robeson County native has been selected for a leadership role at a major conservation organization in North Carolina.

Michael “Mikey” Nye Fulk has been named associate director for LandTrust, which has conserved more than 25,000 acres in 10 central North Carolina counties.

“Mikey’s efforts to broaden our membership have been nothing short of Herculean. She is dedicated not only to the conservation of the region, but also towards building a more sustainable LandTrust,” said Travis Morehead, LandTrust executive director.

Fulk, daughter of Ronnie and Lynda Nye, grew up in Orrum and attended N.C. State University, where she received a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Science with a minor in Environmental Science. After obtaining her degree in 2002, she worked as a wildlife biologist in Wyoming and later in Montana as the Regional Hunting Access Enhancement coordinator for Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, where she managed more than 1.5 million acres of private and public land utilized for public hunting and recreation.

She returned to North Carolina, where she worked with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission as a Hunter Education specialist. In June 2016, Fulk joined the LandTrust for Central North Carolina as the Membership and Outreach director. Her focus has been on increasing membership and support for the LandTrust’s conservation work, while broadening the organization’s outreach efforts across the LandTrust’s 10-county footprint.

“For the last 15 years, my career focus centered on conserving our natural resources across the country and here in my home state,” Fulk said. “I am honored to be selected as the associate director and I am excited to continue raising awareness of our organization by showcasing all facets of our conservation efforts here in the central Piedmont.”

Staff report