Bill Crowell

Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership Director

Dr. William L. Crowell Jr. has been Director of the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP) since 2002.  APNEP was among the first National Estuary Programs established by the US Environmental Protection Agency in 1987.  As APNEP’s Director, Bill brings together the diverse stakeholders of the Albemarle-Pamlico watershed to collaborate in protecting and restoring the estuarine system and implementing the Partnership’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP).  He manages the Partnership’s operations, including its budget, contracts,  grants, and personnel.

Prior to joining APNEP, Bill served as the senior policy analyst for the NC Division of Coastal Management.  He has also worked at the Nature Conservancy and the New Hampshire Natural Heritage Inventory Program, conducting research on wetlands and endangered species.  He received a B.S. in Zoology, a B.S. Biological Sciences from NC State University, and an M.S. in Resource Management and Administration from Antioch University.  Bill earned his Ph.D. from Prescott College, with research on North Carolina environmental educators' concepts of sustainability.  Bill is a certified planner (American Institute of Certified Planners), a North Carolina certified environmental educator, and a fellow of the N.C. Natural Resources Leadership Institute.

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