Wildlife Diversity Program

Staff with the Wildlife Commission’s Wildlife Diversity Program conduct projects and programs that benefit nongame species — animals without an open hunting, fishing, or trapping season. More than 700 nongame species call North Carolina home and include songbirds and other birds, reptiles and amphibians, freshwater mussels, fish and crustaceans, and mammals. Support the Wildlife Diversity Program by contributing to the N.C. Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund.   


Recovering America's Wildlife Act 

The purpose of the Alliance for America’s Fish and Wildlife is to secure funding for much needed conservation of our most precious natural resources, our fish and wildlife. The Alliance is actively pursuing secure, annual funding for implementation of state’s Wildlife Action Plans. To learn more about the Alliance’s efforts and what North Carolina is doing visit the NCWRC's Recovering America's Wildlife Act.


Wildlife Diversity Quarterly Reports & Publications

Read more about the projects and programs conducted by Wildlife Diversity Program biologists on our Wildlife Diversity Quarterly Report page.


North Carolina Native Species

The Wildlife Commission manages a diverse range of mammal species, freshwater fish species, reptiles and amphibians, crustaceans, mollusks and birds. Learn more about North Carolina's native wildlife species on our Species page


Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee

The Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee comprises a board of North Carolina citizens that provides advice to the Commission on nongame wildlife conservation issues across the state. Learn more.

Projects & Programs

Lake sturgeon reintroduction in the mountains. Pine snake monitoring in the Sandhills. Gopher frog population augmentation in the Piedmont. Sea turtle nest monitoring along the coast. These are just a few of the projects and programs conducted by Wildlife Diversity Program biologists. Read what they've done and what they're doing next