NCAFS Member Receives US Fish & Wildlife Service Recovery Champion Award

Rachael Hoch with native mussels. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

From NC Wildlife Resources Commission –

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognized N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologist Rachael Hoch with its Recovery Champion award, recognizing her significant contribution to the recovery of federally threatened or endangered animals.

Rachael coordinates the Conservation Aquaculture Center at NCWRC’s Marion Fish Hatchery and she was a co-instructor of the 2017 NCAFS Continuing Education workshop at this year’s Chapter meeting, teaching fellow members about freshwater mussel biology and identification.

Read the full NC Wildlife Resources Commission press release here

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