RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominees for its annual Lawrence G. Diedrick Small Game Award.

Nominations for this year’s award are due Aug. 1, 2011.

The award is given to an individual and an organization whose actions significantly and positively impact North Carolina’s small game populations, including Northern bobwhite, ruffed grouse, squirrel and rabbit.

Winners receive a plaque and formal recognition at a Commission meeting and appreciation for their efforts on behalf of North Carolina small game wildlife species.

In the individual category, past award winners were landowners who improved and integrated small game habitat into their forestry or farming operations. In the organization category, past award winners included corporations, government agencies, and non-government organizations whose actions improved small game habitat. Past organizational winners included Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, The Ruffed Grouse Society, Murphy Brown, LLC, and Quail Forever, Southeast NC Chapter.

The following information is required for each nomination:

  • Name of the individual or organization being nominated, – including mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
  • Name of the individual making the nomination, including mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
  • Written explanation describing why the nominee should receive the award. Please limit the nomination explanation to no more than two pages.

Submit nominations by email to martha.homovec@ncwildlife.org or mail to:

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Division of Wildlife Management, c/o Martha Homovec, 1722 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1722.

About N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

Since 1947, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the state regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws and provides programs and opportunities for wildlife-related educational, recreational and sporting activities. To learn more, visit www.ncwildlife.org.

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Contact:

John Wooding,

Small Game Biologist,

336-726-7217

john.wooding@ncwildlife.org

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