Nomination period for Wildlife Conservation Award closes Feb.10

WRCRALEIGH — 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 10th 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 first recipient was Dr. Quay himself, a retired professor of zoology at N.C. State University and self-described “full-time volunteer and unpaid environmental activist.” Quay, who passed away in April 2012, served on a variety of conservation boards while lobbying state agencies for various environmental causes.

The nomination period for the award closes Feb. 10. Nominators must submit a completed nomination form and a detailed essay of the nominee’s contributions to nongame wildlife conservation. The essay is limited to two pages (8½ x 11-inch paper, with 1-inch margins, single spaced and 12-point font). Submissions that exceed the 2-page limit 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 Wildlife Management, c/o Cassandra Marrero, 1722 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1722
*   Fax to 919-707-0067

In addition to this year’s nominations, nominations submitted in 2013 and 2014 will be considered. Nominations submitted before 2013 will be considered upon request.

The Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee will recommend nominees for consideration by the Wildlife Commissioners at their May meeting. The winner will be announced at the Commissioners’ meeting in July.

For more information on the nomination process, contact Cassandra Marrero at 919-707-0220.

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