Nomination Period for Wildlife Conservation Award Closes Jan. 29

  • 26 January 2016
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RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 26, 2016) — It’s not too late to recognize someone who is a leader in nongame wildlife conservation in North Carolina with a nomination for the Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award.

The award, now in its 11th year, is presented to individuals who have a passion for wildlife conservation and who have made outstanding contributions to wildlife diversity in North Carolina. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will accept nominations through Jan. 29. Nominators must submit a completed nomination form and a detailed essay describing the nominee’s contributions to nongame wildlife conservation in North Carolina. Submissions that fail to follow length guidelines will be disqualified and returned to the nominator.

Download the nomination form at Click on the “Thomas L. Quay Award” scrolling icon located at the bottom of the home page. Submit nominations by:

  • E-mail to
  • Mail to N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Division of Inland Fisheries, c/o Melinda Huebner, 1722 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1700
  • Fax to 919-707-0028

In addition to this year’s nominations, nominations submitted in 2014 and 2015 will be considered. Nominations submitted before 2014 will be considered upon request.

The Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee will recommend nominees for consideration by the wildlife commissioners at their April 2016 meeting. The winner will be announced at the commissioners’ meeting in July.

The award is named for the late Thomas Quay, who was a retired professor of zoology at N.C. State University and self-described “full-time volunteer and unpaid environmental activist.” The 2016 Quay Award will mark the 11th time the Wildlife Commission has recognized a leader in conservation of wildlife diversity with this award.

For more information on the nomination process, contact Melinda Huebner at 919-707-0224.

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