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Wildlife Commission Will Hold Public Forums in Bladen, Brunswick and Onslow Counties on Draft Alligator Management Plan

  • 6 June 2017
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RALEIGH, N.C. (June 6, 2017) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Alligator Task Force are holding three public forums next week in Bladen, Brunswick and Onslow counties to present a draft of the N.C. Alligator Management Plan and receive public input on the plan.

An online comment form is available for those who cannot attend a public forum but would like to offer input. The forums, which all begin at 7 p.m., will be held:

June 13
Bladen Community College, Parker Bldg. 17 room 113

7418 NC Hwy. 41W

Dublin, NC 28332

June 14
Brunswick County Complex, Coop Extension Training Room, Bldg. N

25 Referendum Dr. NE

Bolivia, NC 28422

June 15
Sturgeon City Environmental Education Center,
50 Court St.

Jacksonville, NC 28540

The draft Alligator Management Plan was developed by the N.C. Alligator Task Force, which was established by resolution by the Commission in 2016. The draft plan provides biological information on alligators in North Carolina, identifies knowledge gaps and additional research needed on alligators, identifies areas where alligators may be overpopulated, and recommends biological and social strategies to address alligator management issues.

Download the Alligator Management Plan. Each sentence of the plan is numbered to make commenting on specific portions of the plan easier. Reviewers can refer to the line number when providing comments. Comments on the plan will be accepted until June 25. Along with the online comment form, interested people can offer input by mailing or emailing their comments to: Allen Boynton, Wildlife Diversity Program Coordinator, at or 1722 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1700.

The remaining two forums are listed below and begin at 7 p.m.:




June 20


New Bern

Craven County

Craven Community College, Orringer Auditorium

800 College Court

New Bern, NC 2856

June 21



Beaufort County

Goose Creek State Park, Visitor Center

2190 Camp Leach Rd.
Washington, NC 27889




The Alligator Task Force, along with the Commission, will present the final draft of the N.C. Alligator Management Plan to Wildlife Commissioners at their July 26-27 business meeting in Raleigh.


For more information on alligators in North Carolina, visit, or download an American Alligator wildlife profile.

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Jodie B. Owen

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