This website is a testing environment only. The contents of this site are not refreshed regularly and should not be relied upon.
For up-to-date information on North Carolina licenses, regulations and other wildlife resources, please visit the agency’s website NCWildlife.org.
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.
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.
Read more about the projects and programs conducted by Wildlife Diversity Program biologists on our Wildlife Diversity Quarterly Report page.
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.
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.
NC White-nose Syndrome Surveillance & Response Plan (PDF)
Protected Wildlife Species of North Carolina (PDF)
NC Partners in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation (NCPARC)
Herps of North Carolina
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Program
NC Birding Trail
Green Growth Toolbox
NC Wildlife Action Plan
Partnerships and Volunteer Opportunities
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.