Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Travis Carpenter Named Project Leader for Noxubee

Travis Carpenter has been named the Project Leader of the newly merged Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee and North Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge Complexes. The NWRs include Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee, Choctaw, Dahomey, Tallahatchie, and Coldwater.

Travis is a 20-year veteran of the National Wildlife Refuge System, having worked in two different Regions, three different Refuge Complexes, a Wetland Management District, and in multiple states as a Refuge Manager, Private Lands Biologist, and a Law Enforcement Officer. Currently, Travis serves as the Refuge Manager of North Mississippi Refuges where he manages a diverse array of wildlife habitats at three refuges and 126 Farmers Home (FmHA) lands spread across 26 counties in northwest Mississippi. Prior to joining the Service, he served as a Wildlife Biologist with USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services in both Florida and Mississippi.

In addition to his knowledge of Mississippi natural resources and culture, Travis also served as an Instructor for the National Conservation Training Center NWRS Conservation Easement Course, and the National Easement Team to develop national step-down guidance from our easement policy (601 FW 6). Travis has excellent communication skills and strong partnership building abilities in addition to his diverse land management experiences. Travis has a bachelor’s degree in Forestry from Mississippi State University.

Travis is married and has three sons. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and supporting his kids in their tennis, soccer, and band events almost daily. Other hobbies include tennis, gardening, and high-end yard maintenance. Congratulations Travis!