on May 25, 2011 12:00 AM • Views 3602
Media Contact: Carolyn Rickard, Public Information Officer
919-707-0124
carolyn.rickard@ncwildlife.org

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 25, 2011) –  Members of the public or employees of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission can nominate NCWRC employees or teams of employees for a new annual award that recognizes significant contributions in the implementation and promotion of prescribed fire as a natural resource management tool.

“When implemented in the right places and at the right times, there is no substitute for fire as a resource management tool,” said Isaac Harrold, Section Manager for the Commission’s State and Private Lands Programs.  “It’s a relatively inexpensive management practice and the benefits are numerous. Development of this award not only provides an opportunity to recognize exceptional efforts of staff, but, hopefully, will keep us all motivated to continue sharing that critical message.”

Awards will be presented each year in conjunction with the annual meeting of the North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council.

Although eligible nominees are limited to the Division of Wildlife Management employees, nominations will be accepted and are encouraged from any source. Nomination forms are available online or by calling the Division of Wildlife Management at 919-707-0050. Nominations will be accepted through June 30, 2011.