The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Alligator Task Force, established by resolution of the Commission, are holding six public forums in June to present a draft of the N.C. Alligator Management Plan and receive public input on the plan.
The draft Alligator Management Plan, developed by the N.C. Alligator Task Force, provides biological information on alligators in North Carolina, identifies knowledge gaps and additional research needed on alligators, identifies areas where alligators may be overpopulated, and recommends biological and social strategies to address alligator management issues.
Download the Alligator Management Plan. Each sentence of the plan is numbered to make commenting on specific portions of the plan easier. Reviewers can refer to the line number when providing comments. Comments on the plan will be accepted until June 25.
An online comment form is available for those who cannot attend a public forum but would like to offer input. You may also mail or email comments to Allen Boynton, Wildlife Diversity Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1722 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1700.
Forums will begin at 7 p.m. Dates and locations are:
Hampstead (Pender County) Annex Auditorium
Hampstead, NC 28443
Bladen Community College, Parker Bldg. 17 room 113
7418 NC Hwy. 41W
Dublin, NC 28332
Brunswick County Complex,
Coop Extension Training Room, Bldg. N
25 Referendum Dr. NE
Bolivia, NC 28422
Sturgeon City Environmental Education Center
50 Court St.
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Craven Community College, Orringer Auditorium
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 2856
Goose Creek State Park, Visitor Center
2190 Camp Leach Rd.
Washington, NC 27889
The Alligator Task Force, along with the Commission, will present the final draft of the N.C. Alligator Management Plan to Wildlife Commissioners at their July 26-27 business meeting in Raleigh.
For more information on alligators in North Carolina, visit www.ncwildlife.org/conserving, or download the Co-Existing with Alligators document.