ATHENS, GA (July , 2017) – QDMA is pleased to name Jimmy Bullock of Mississippi the 2017 recipient of the Joe Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bullock is the Senior Vice President of Forest Sustainability for the Resource Management Service, and he has invested more than 35 years in the advancement of sustainable forest practices and restoration.
“I proudly call Jimmy my friend, fellow wildlife biologist and fellow QDMA Life Member,” said QDMA Founder Joe Hamilton. “I am honored to announce that he is the 2017 recipient of the Joe Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Bullock earned his bachelor’s degree in forestry from Mississippi State University in 1980 and his master’s degree in wildlife ecology from MSU in 1982. Over his career, he has influenced numerous conservation initiatives through his service on a wide array of national boards and committees including the Board of Directors for the National Conservation Leadership Institute, the Catch-A-Dream Foundation, the Mississippi Wildlife Federation, the Forest Landowners’ Association, and the North American Forest Partnership. He also has the distinction of being a founding board member and longest tenured past Chair of the Board of Directors for the QDMA.
Bullock recently received the Wildlife Management Institute’s 2017 George Bird Grinnell Award for Distinguished Service to Natural Resource Conservation during the 82nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Spokane, Washington.