As we near the end of 2020, our state and nation continue to face unprecedented challenges and uncertainty, I want to acknowledge staff and extend a thank you to staff on behalf of agency leadership and its board of commissioners for their steadfast commitment to advancing our agency’s mission and going the extra mile in the face of a pandemic to ensure agency operations never wavered for our constituents. With State Employee Recognition Week approaching next week, I want to publicly acknowledge staff for their individual and collective efforts over the past year. It is their commitment to conserving North Carolina's wildlife and wild places that is the foundational strength of our agency. Read Gov. Roy Cooper's proclamation.
Former N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission executive director Gordon Myers recently received the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies’ top honor, the Seth Gordon Award. READ MORE
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Inland Fisheries Division recently won the 2019 Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Award in the category of Sport Fishery Development and Management for creating a successful hybrid striped bass fishery in Lake Norman. The project, “Establishing and Monitoring . . . READ MORE
youth anglers aged 15 and under who went fishing during the week of June 6 – June 14. Participants had to register online and provide information about their fishing trip in order to be considered for a prize. READ MORE
This year, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission selected the monarch butterfly for its 2020 Wildlife Button. Typically, the button is distributed during the Mountain State Fair and North Carolina State Fair. Since both venues have been cancelled this year, the 2020 button will be given out at both fairs in 2021. READ MORE