RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 18, 2013) — Recognize someone who is considered a leader in nongame wildlife conservation in North Carolina with a nomination for the eighth annual 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 Jan. 30.
Nongame wildlife conservation is work that supports research, conservation and management of nongame and endangered wildlife species with the goal of maintaining viable, self-sustaining populations of all native wildlife. An emphasis is placed on priority species and habitats identified in North Carolina’s Wildlife Action Plan.
Anyone interested in nominating someone for the award 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 or submit nominations by:
In addition to nominations submitted this year, nominations submitted in 2010 and 2011 will be considered. Nominations submitted prior to 2010 will be considered upon request.
The Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee will recommend nominees for consideration by the Wildlife Commissioners at their May meeting. The winner will be honored at the Commissioners’ meeting in July.
The selected recipient of the 2013award will join seven respected wildlife conservation leaders who were previously honored with the Quay Award:
For more information on the nomination process, contact Susan Bunn at 919-707-0058.
Jodie B. Owen