Draft Species Conservation Plans

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public input on two draft Species Conservation Plans: the Atlantic Pigtoe Conservation Plan and the Henslow's Sparrow Conservation Plan.  The plans will guide agency efforts to maintain and increase populations of these species, both of which are declining in North Carolina and need additional conservation help to survive. Each plan presents biological information, causes of decline, conservation goals and potential conservation actions.


Public comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on May 5, 2022.

Atlantic Pigtoe Draft Conservation Plan 

The Atlantic Pigtoe is a mussel dependent on clean, free-flowing water in streams and rivers in Piedmont and Coastal Plain. It is state and federally listed as Threatened.

Henslow's Sparrow Draft Conservation Plan 

The Henslow's Sparrow is a small songbird that depends on grassland habitat during its nesting season in North Carolina. It is state-listed as Endangered.