ADCNR Engineer Receives Appointment to National Council

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne recently announced 24 appointments to the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council, an advisory panel created in 1993 to offer counsel to the Secretary on nationally significant recreational fishing and boating and aquatic resource conservation issues.
 
The Secretary announced the appointment of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Chief of Engineering Services Terry Boyd of the States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) as one of the 24 to serve on the Council for its upcoming two-year term, beginning Nov. 8. The announcement was made in Sanibel, Florida, at the October Sportfishing Summit, the annual business meeting of the American Sportfishing Association.
 
“For more than 100 years, anglers have been among our nation’s foremost conservationists. It is impossible to overstate the vital role they and the sportfishing industry play in the conservation of our lands, waters and wildlife,” said Kempthorne, commending the Council for its work in helping increase recreational fishing opportunities.
 
A native of Montgomery, Boyd is an avid hunter and angler who began working for the ADCNR’s Engineering Section in 1985. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Auburn University. A licensed professional engineer and land surveyor, Boyd served as Past President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Association of Conservation Engineers. Additionally, he served as Past President of the SOBA and Chairperson for the task force that re-wrote the Design Handbook for Recreational Boating and Fishing Facilities. Boyd actively works on numerous design projects including public access boat ramps, docks, and marinas; the Alabama Bass Trail; numerous Alabama State Parks projects; Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries hatchery renovations and additions; coordinated cleanup of State waters following Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina and served as department liaison to FEMA; etc.
 
Over its 14 year history, the Council’s advice and recommendations have played a vital role in helping the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shape the new strategic focus of its Fisheries Program and improve the efficiency of grant programs delivered through its Federal Assistance Program. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. 
 
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.
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