National Fishing in Schools Program
FEF Board of Directors 3 year term: 2013-2016
Director, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Farris Bryant Building
620 S. Meridian St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
Executive Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC), Nick Wiley has spent 21 years rising through the
ranks of the state wildlife agency since his first day as a wildlife
resource biologist in Lakeland. Over the years, he has headed the
agency's Alligator Management Program, Small Game Management
Section, Bureau of Wildlife Management and Division of Hunting and
Game Management. In July 2008, Wiley moved into the post of
assistant executive director for the FWC. FWC is responsible for
rule-making, management, enforcement and research relative to fish
and wildlife resources statewide. The Wildlife Foundation of Florida
provides the FWC funding for projects that might not otherwise be
Wiley is passionately dedicated to the conservation of fish and wildlife resources and an energetic advocate for getting youth outdoors and preserving our American heritage as anglers and hunters who live with and understand nature. As a researcher and field biologist, his work was primarily with terrestrial wildlife, but his personal interests include angling. Wiley also clearly understands the importance of the human-dimensions aspects of wildlife management. He has promoted hunting summits to bring in various stakeholders to discuss the future of hunting and incorporated solid research and marketing approaches to meet hunters' needs.
Wiley, who earned his master's degree in wildlife management from Auburn University in 1986 after earning his bachelor's in biology from Georgia Southern University in 1983, lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Evelyn, and sons, Duncan and Brooks.