Conserving North Carolina's Wildlife Resources


Wildlife conservation and habitat management take all of us working together, from hunters and anglers to backyard birders to town officials. Find out how you can get involved.


Sea Turtle Conservation Plan


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public comments on its Sea Turtle Conservation Plan through May 24. The plan will guide the agency’s efforts to maintain and increase populations of five species of sea turtles that nest on North Carolina beaches, primarily from May to August, and are declining in the state. All five species are federally and state listed as either endangered or threatened and need additional assistance to persist and thrive.



Wildlife Diversity Program

Learn about projects and programs that benefit nongame species animals without an open hunting, fishing or trapping season. More than 1,000 nongame species call North Carolina home.


Wildlife Action Plan

The N.C. Wildlife Action Plan is a comprehensive planning tool developed by the Wildlife Commission to help conserve and enhance the state’s full array of fish and wildlife species and their habitats.


North Carolina is home to a rich diversity of wildlife. Learn about our protected, threatened and endangered wildlife, as well as species that are not hunted, trapped or fished.



Wildlife need habitat for food, water, shelter and reproduction. Find out where wildlife lives in your area – from the mountains to the coast to your own backyard.

Land Management

Manage your land to conserve North Carolina wildlife and habitats, whether forest, field or your own backyard.


Local governments, including municipalities and counties, are critical partners for conservation. Expand your involvement.


Learn about conservation programs sponsored by the Wildlife Commission.


Find out more about how you can get actively involved in conserving wildlife resources.

Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee

Learn more about the Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee — a board of North Carolina citizens that provides advice to the Commission on nongame wildlife conservation issues across the state.