Three Rivers Land Trust is excited to announce that their Associate Director, Michael “Mikey” Nye Fulk, has been appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to serve as an at-large member of the Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council. The mission of the Council is to “provide statewide leadership, guidance, and funding to measurably expand opportunities for current and future generations to experience quality outdoor activities.”

Fulk has been with The Land Trust since June of 2016, and was the Membership and Outreach Director before becoming the Associate Director in January of 2018. Prior to that, Mikey worked for nearly 12 years in Wyoming as a wildlife biologist and in Montana as the Access Coordinator for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Michael was born and raised in Orrum, NC (Robeson County) and attended North Carolina State University, where she earned a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Science and a minor in Environmental Science. While in Montana, Mikey received both the Montana Hunting Heritage Award and the Montana Wildlife Federation Special Achievement Award.

Mikey has started several new programs while at the Land Trust, including our Leopold Society that reaches out to youth in grades 6th through 12th to get them involved in conservation and the outdoors, as well as our Sportsman Access Program, which connects local sportsman members to Land Trust properties so that they can see their conservation dollars at work. Mikey was nominated to the Council by Land Trust Executive Director, Travis Morehead who said: “I could think of no one more committed to conservation and to promoting hunting and fishing than Mikey.”

According to their website, “on July 8, 2015 the Outdoor Heritage Act was signed into law, which created an Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council and established a trust fund. The North Carolina Outdoor Heritage Trust Fund provides for the expansion of opportunities for youth, ages 16 and younger, of outdoor recreational activities, including but not limited to fishing, horseback riding, camping, hiking and bird watching in order to preserve North Carolina’s outdoor heritage for future generations.”

Mikey states “I am humbled to be appointed to the Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council by Governor Roy Cooper. For the last 17 years, I have spent my career advocating for the conservation of our natural resources both across the west and here in my home state. The Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council provides opportunities for current and future generations to explore and enjoy North Carolina’s rich outdoors, in hopes that one day, they too will be advocates for our natural resources. I am honored to be chosen to assist in leading this effort.”

To learn more about this Council or how you can support Three Rivers Land Trust in our conservation mission, please contact Michael Nye Fulk, Associate Director of the Land Trust at 704-647-0302 or