RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 23, 2016) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Alligator Task Force are holding three public forums in early November to receive public input on management of American alligators in North Carolina.
Task force members will consider this input as they develop an alligator management plan. Commission staff will not present any proposals for changes in regulations governing alligator hunting.
Forums will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Dates and locations are:
Gordon Myers, the Commission’s executive director, appointed the 15-member North Carolina Alligator Task Force and charged it with writing an alligator management plan for the state. Task force members include private citizens, including landowners and homeowners, Commission staff, and scientists. The charge to the task force is to develop a plan that includes:
Those who cannot attend a forum but would like to offer input can submit their comments to Allen Boynton, Wildlife Diversity Program coordinator, at email@example.com.
For more information on alligators in North Carolina, visit www.ncwildlife.org/conserving, or download an American Alligator wildlife profile.