Wildlife Commission Seeks Nominations for the 2022 Nongame Wildlife Conservation Award

Author: NCWRC blogger/Monday, December 13, 2021/Categories: Blog, Conservation, Wildlife Management

Wildlife Commission Seeks Nominations for the 2022 Nongame Wildlife Conservation Award

Nominations are now being accepted for a deserving recipient of the 17th annual Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award. This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant, long-standing commitment to, and demonstrated leadership in promoting conservation of nongame species and their habitats in North Carolina. Nongame species are animals for which there is no open hunting, fishing or trapping season.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will accept nominations through Jan. 31, 2022. Nominators must submit a completed nomination form and a detailed essay describing the nominee’s contributions to nongame wildlife conservation in North Carolina.

Nominate A  Wildlife Conservationist Now 

Submit your completed form by:

  • Email to melinda.huebner@ncwildlife.org, or
  • Mail to N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Inland Fisheries Division, c/o Melinda Huebner, 1722 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1700

Nominations submitted in 2020 and 2021 will be considered in addition to this year’s entries. Nominations submitted before 2020 will only be considered upon request.

The Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee will recommend nominees for consideration to the Board of Commissioners at their April 2022 meeting. The winner will be announced at the Commissioners’ summer meeting.

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.” Click here to view past award winners.

For more information, please contact Melinda Huebner at 919-707-0224.

Photo: Box Turtle, Jodie Owen


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