Applied Ecology adjunct faculty member, Dr. Wilson Laney, has been recognized as the Conservationist of the Year by the Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards. The prestigious award is the highest natural resource honor given in the state.
The announcement from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation detailed Dr. Laney’s commitment to conservation:
“Dr. Laney turned a childhood interest in fish and wildlife into a 39-year career with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service dedicated to the conservation of fish, wildlife and their habitats. His career can only be described as illustrious, with widespread recognition for his leadership on a diversity of conservation issues including hydropower relicensing, striped bass conservation, and the interstate management of marine fish populations. His broad knowledge of biological resources and commitment to their conservation continue to generate a strong demand for his guidance and participation in numerous scientific councils and conservation organizations. ”
Congratulations, Dr. Laney!