North Carolina

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

“The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is the state government agency created by the General Assembly in 1947 to conserve and sustain the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use and public input. The Commission is the regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of N.C. fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws.” There are 19 commissioners, appointed by the Governor. Each member must be an experienced hunter, angler, farmer, or biologist. As of mid-2021, 18 seats are occupied by men, and at least 9 members are consumptive users.

North Carolina Environmental Quality Department

Funding Sources

† Appropriations

†† Minor Other (no source ≥10%): Investment Earnings, Sales and Services, Rental and Lease of Property, Contributions, Gifts, Grants, Misc.