Draft Species Conservation Plans


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public input on two draft Species Conservation Plans: the Southern Hognose Snake Conservation Plan and the Bog Turtle 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 April 9, 2023.

Bog Turtle Draft Conservation Plan 


The Bog Turtle is the smallest turtle in North America that spends most of its time under water, buried in mud or hiding in thick vegetation in the western part of North Carolina and federally and state listed as Threatened.


Southern Hognose Snake Conservation Plan


The Southern Hognose Snake is a snake found in sandy fields and woods of the Coastal Plain and Sandhills region of North Carolina and state listed as Threatened.