RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations for the Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award, which recognizes individuals who provide leadership in the conservation of wildlife diversity in North Carolina.
The Wildlife Commission will accept nominations through Jan. 29. Nominators must submit a completed nomination form and a detailed essay of 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 ncwildlife.org. Click on the “Thomas L. Quay Award” scrolling icon located at the bottom of the home page. Submit nominations by email to [email protected]; mail to N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Division of Inland Fisheries, c/o Melinda Huebner, 1722 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1700; or 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 its April 21, 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.