A year unlike any other, 2020 posed a number of unprecedented challenges. Yet, in the midst of all the uncertainty, a silver lining emerged — a renewed love of the outdoors. Since May, when the stay-at-home orders were lifted, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has seen a 23 percent increase in inland fishing . . . MORE
The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) named Jeff Evans the 2020 Fisheries Biologist of the Year at their 74th annual meeting, held virtually Oct. 26-28. Evans has been the Superintendent of the Watha State Fish Hatchery for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC), for nearly 30 years.MORE
Capt. Steve Bullins of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) Law Enforcement Division received the 2020 Governor’s Awards for Excellence for Safety and Heroism, during a virtual ceremony held on Oct. 27. Capt. Bullins serves the people of Surry County with integrity and selflessness. What seemed like a normal evening at home on January 8, 2020 quickly turned in to a life-or-death situation. MORE
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Wildlife Management Division has selected Chris Kelly as the Biologist of the Year. READ MORE
As we near the end of 2020, our state and nation continue to face unprecedented challenges and uncertainty, I want to acknowledge staff and extend a thank you to staff on behalf of agency leadership and its board of commissioners for their steadfast commitment to advancing our agency’s mission and going the extra mile in the face of a pandemic to ensure agency operations never wavered for our constituents. With State Employee Recognition Week approaching next week, I want to publicly acknowledge staff for their individual and collective efforts over the past year. It is their commitment to conserving North Carolina's wildlife and wild places that is the foundational strength of our agency. Read Gov. Roy Cooper's proclamation.