North Carolina Chapter receives award

The sun rises over Mattamuskeet Lake in North Carolina. ©Shawn Beelman

The North Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society received the NCWF Affiliate of the Year award from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, part of the 55th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards.

As stated in the NCWF’s announcement, “this year’s winners are exceedingly notable conservation devotees who work for wildlife, habitat and those who cherish natural resources.” The North Carolina Chapter was selected, in part, because of its mentorship program and because it hosted The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference in 2016.

Award winners are nominated by North Carolina residents and decided upon by a committee of scientists, environmental educators and conservation activists. Winners will be honored at a banquet to be held Sept. 8 in Cary, North Carolina. Read more at

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