on Apr 23, 2014 03:53 PM • Views 1617
Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 23, 2014) — Recognize someone who is considered a leader in nongame wildlife conservation in North Carolina with a nomination for the Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award.

The nomination period for the award, which recognizes individuals who make outstanding contributions to wildlife diversity in North Carolina, closes April 30.

Anyone interested in submitting an award nomination must submit a nomination form and a detailed essay of the nominee’s contributions to nongame wildlife conservation. The essay is limited to two pages (8 ½ x 11-inch paper, with 1-inch margins, single spaced and 12-point font). Submissions that exceed the 2-page limit will be disqualified and returned to the nominator.

Download the nomination form at ncwildlife.org. Click on the “Thomas L. Quay Award” scrolling icon located at the bottom of the home page. Submit nominations by:

  • E-mail to susan.bunn@ncwildlife.org
  • Mail to N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Division of Wildlife Management, c/o Susan Bunn, 1722 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1722
  • Fax to 919-707-0067

In addition to this year’s nominations, nominations submitted in 2010 and 2011 will be considered while nominations submitted prior to 2010 will be considered upon request.

The Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee will recommend nominees in May for consideration by the Wildlife Commissioners. The winner will be announced at the Commissioners meeting in July.

The award is named for the late Thomas Quay, who was a retired professor of zoology at N.C. State University and self-described “full-time volunteer and unpaid environmental activist.” The 2014 Quay Award will mark the ninth time the Wildlife Commission has recognized a leader in the field of wildlife diversity with this award.

For more information on the nomination process, contact Susan Bunn at 919-707-0058.