January 20, 2015

New seashore chief is guest
on 'To the Point'...WITH AUDIO

Dave Hallac, the new superintendent of the National Park Service's Outer Banks Group, which includes the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, was the guest on the on the Radio Hatteras interview show, "To the Point," on Sunday, Jan. 18.

"To the Point," which is hosted by Island Free Press editor Irene Nolan, airs on the island's community radio station, FM 101.5 and FM 99.9, at 5 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of each month.  It is repeated on the second and fourth Sunday

In the interview, Hallac talks about his natural resources management career with the Park Service and about issues facing the seashore this year, including permitting beach nourishment in north Buxton and recently passed legislation that requires some adjustments in the off-road vehicle management plan.

Hallac started his new job as superintendent the first of the year.  He comes to the Outer Banks after three years of managing the Yellowstone Center for Resources, the resource management and science division of Yellowstone National Park.

Before he headed west, he spent more than a decade in south Florida in a variety of positions, including managing natural resources programs for Everglades and Dry Tortugas national parks and implementing Everglades restoration projects with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

He has a master's degree in wildlife and fisheries biology from the University of Vermont.

Scroll down to the "To the Point" logo -- an aerial photo of Cape Point -- and click to listen to the audio of the show.


On the show, IFP editor Irene Nolan will be interviewing newsmakers about the events and issues that affect all of us who live on Hatteras Island and those of us who love to visit here.

"You can expect to hear from folks who are making the news, those who are decision-makers, and some who are just plain interesting to talk to about the island and its past, present, and future," she says.

Because the station's all-volunteer staff and small budget are stretched tight, the show is pre-recorded.  At this point, listeners cannot call in questions.

Also, the station can be received only on Hatteras Island, though the board of directors of the community, non-profit hopes that funds can be raised soon for online streaming of the programming.

For now, the audio will be posted the week after the interview so Island Free Press readers who missed the show or who do not live on Hatteras can listen in.

You can let Nolan know about folks you would like her to interview and suggest questions to ask.  Send your ideas to [email protected].


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