Special Assistant to the Director

Breck Carmichael and Grace

D. "Breck" Carmichael, Jr.
D. "Breck" Carmichael, Jr. is Special Assistant to the Director with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) with responsibility for Resource Management and Special Programs.

Previously, Breck has held the positions of Deputy Director and Assistant Deputy Director for the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, as well as Statewide Small Game Project Supervisor for SCDNR, and he has been employed by SCDNR since 1985.

Breck received a Bachelor's degree in Zoology from Clemson University in 1977, and completed a Master of Science in Forestry at Clemson in 1983. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist, and was the first Chair of the Southeast Quail Study Group, now known as the National Bobwhite Technical Committee. For nearly 2 years he was "on-loan" from the SCDNR to the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies to serve as the first national coordinator for the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative. He is also a past chair of the Resident Game Bird Working Group of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and also served on the U.S. Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative. Breck currently represents the agency on the Management Board of the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture and the Steering Committee of the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, among other appointments.

Prior to his employment with SCDNR, Breck managed a 10,000 acre private hunting and fishing club in eastern North Carolina. Breck is married to the former Caren Carey of Spartanburg, SC. Breck and Caren have one daughter and reside in Irmo, SC.