RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 30, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has awarded Dr. Harry E. LeGrand, Jr., a zoologist with the N.C.Natural Heritage Program, with one of its most prestigious awards, the Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award.
Gordon Myers, the Commission’s executive director, presented LeGrand with the award, along with a plaque and framed wildlife print at the Commission’s business meeting today.
“Dr. Harry LeGrand, Jr., is one of the most precise and exacting scholars in the wildlife conservation science community today,” Myers said. “His dedication, focus and expertise as a wildlife biologist and natural resources inventory specialist are just a few of the many reasons why he is so deserving of this honor.”
LeGrand, a vertebrate biologist with the N.C. Natural Heritage Program, is the program’s authority on the conservation of rare vertebrate animals and their habitats. He