Wildlife Commission Will Hold Public Forums Seeking Input on Alligator Management Plan

  • 9 May 2017
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RALEIGH, N.C. (May 9, 2017) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Alligator Task Force, established by resolution of the Commission, are holding six public forums in June to present a draft of the N.C. Alligator Management Plan and receive public input on the plan.

All forums will begin at 7 p.m. An online comment form is available for those who cannot attend a public forum but would like to offer input.

The draft Alligator Management Plan, developed by the N.C. Alligator Task Force, provides biological information on alligators in North Carolina, identifies knowledge gaps and additional research needed on alligators, identifies areas where alligators may be overpopulated, and recommends biological and social strategies to address alligator management issues.

Download the Draft Alligator Management Plan. Each sentence of the plan is numbered to make commenting on specific portions of the plan easier. Reviewers can refer to the line number when providing comments. Comments on the plan will be accepted until June 25. Along with the online comment form, interested people can offer input by mailing or emailing comments to Allen Boynton, Wildlife Diversity Program Coordinator, at allen.boynton@ncwildlife.org or 1722 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1700.

Forums will begin at 7 p.m. Dates and locations are:




June 5



Pender County

Hampstead (Pender County) Annex Auditorium

15060 US-17

Hampstead, NC 28443


June 13



Bladen County

Bladen Community College, Parker Bldg. 17 room 113

7418 NC Hwy. 41W

Dublin, NC 28332


June 14



Brunswick County

Brunswick County Complex,

 Coop Extension Training Room, Bldg. N

25 Referendum Dr. NE

Bolivia, NC 28422


June 15



Onslow County

Sturgeon City Environmental Education Center

50 Court St.

Jacksonville, NC 28540


June 20


New Bern

Craven County

Craven Community College, Orringer Auditorium

800 College Court

New Bern, NC 2856

June 21



Beaufort County

Goose Creek State Park, Visitor Center

2190 Camp Leach Rd.
Washington, NC 27889




The Alligator Task Force, along with the Commission, will present the final draft of the N.C. Alligator Management Plan to Wildlife Commissioners at their July 26-27 business meeting in Raleigh.

For more information on alligators in North Carolina, visit www.ncwildlife.org/conserving, or download the Co-Existing with Alligators document.

Media Contact:

Allen Boynton



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