The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominees for its annual Diedrick Small Game Award.
Nominations for this year’s award are due May 1, 2013.
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 quail, ruffed grouse, squirrel and rabbit. These actions also benefit other species, including big game.
Winners receive a plaque and formal recognition at a Commission meeting in 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 N.C. Chapter.
The following information is required for each nomination:
1. The name of the individual or organization being nominated — include mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address.
2. The name of the individual making the nomination — include mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address.
3. A written explanation describing why the nominee should receive the award. Please limit the nomination explanation to no more than two pages.
Submit nominations by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Division of Wildlife Management, c/o Susan Bunn, 1722 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1722.
The awards are named for the late Larry Diedrick, of Rocky Mount, a Wildlife Commissioner who was a passionate small game hunter and strong conservation advocate.