Bill Holman, Chair of the FRA Board of Advisers, was inducted into the NC Wildlife Federation Conservation Hall of Fame at their annual banquet September 28, 2018. “Holman exemplifies the passion and dedication of a lifelong conservationist. He served as director of the State Policy Program at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute, as executive director of the state’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund, and as Secretary of the Department of Environment & Natural Resources. He is the current state director of The Conservation Fund.”

Also at the NCWF banquet, FRA Director Fred Hain was named Forest Conservationist of the Year. “An accomplished forest entomologist at N.C. State University, Dr. Hain founded the Forest Restoration Alliance in 2007 with the goal of restoring healthy forests and landscapes by addressing invasive pest threats to native trees. Hain has dedicated his research to observing and breeding adelgid-resistant hemlock trees to promote forest regrowth.”

Bill Holman (center) and Fred Hain (center) receiving their awards from Bob Brown and Michael Regan