MDWFP Announces New Director of Wildlife ResourcesWednesday, April 05, 2017
JACKSON -- The Mississippi Department
of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has chosen its first
female Director of Wildlife Resources with the hiring of Amy
Blaylock, the agency announced Wednesday.
The announcement comes after the hiring of Russ Walsh as the
Wildlife Executive Staff Officer.
"We are proud to have Amy accept this leadership role within the
agency's Wildlife Bureau, and are certain her previous agency
experience with the White-tailed Deer, Wildlife Management Area
(WMA), and grants programs has prepared her well for this
position," said Executive Director Dr. Sam Polles.
As the East Central Region WMA biologist, Blaylock has been
responsible for all management activities on 11 WMAs. During
this time, she also has served as Wildlife Restoration Coordinator
and, in this position, has been responsible for writing and
managing grants that assist in funding the Wildlife Bureau.
"I am excited about the opportunity to serve as Director of
Wildlife Resources," said Blaylock. "I am deeply dedicated to
MDWFP and believe that we are a critical entity in managing
wildlife in Mississippi."
Blaylock, who has a bachelor's degree in forestry and wildlife
management and a master's in wildlife science from Mississippi
State, has been a biologist with the MDWFP since 2007.
"The Wildlife Bureau staff is a dedicated and passionate group
that wants to improve the management of all wildlife species in
Mississippi," said Blaylock. "It is a true privilege to lead
this group and I will work diligently to make MDWFP and the
Wildlife Bureau leaders in conservation."
For more information on the MDWFP, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at
(601) 432-2212. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or
on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.