The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries announced that Charles “Chuck” Sykes has been named director of the division. The division regulates hunting and fishing, manages wildlife populations, wildlife habitat, and freshwater fisheries for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the press release says.
Sykes received his B.S. degree in Wildlife Sciences from the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences in 1992, then worked as a consultant. He appeared on a television show on The Outdoor Channel for 11 years.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for me to work with everyone in our great state on behalf of our wildlife and natural resources. I look forward to it,” Sykes said in the press release.
In Minnesota, Barb Naramore has been as a new assistant commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, a recent press release announced. Naramore is a Virginia native and has a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute. Until recently, she was the executive director of the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association.
Photo: Chuck Sykes of Alabama, courtesy of the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries