Billy Minser has been involved in wildlife and wild land management since 1966. Formerly a wildlife biologist and wildlife refuge manager for the state of Georgia, Mr. Minser was a teacher and researcher in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, at the University of Tennessee from 1972-2012. While at UT he focused on wildlife research and taught a variety of wildlife management and land management courses. In 2008, Mr. Minser received the Regional Director’s Conservation Honors Award from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Billy has been an active participant with a variety of conservation organizations in Tennessee and the region during the past 47 years, particularly in relationship to conservation of public land. Here are just a few conservation highlights that Mr. Minser has been involved with over the years: