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1 North Carolina Wildlife Action Plan Jacquelyn Wallace NC Wildlife Resources Commission

2 What is the Wildlife Action Plan? Comprehensive strategy to conserve North Carolina’s wildlife resources Developed under U.S. congressional mandate State Wildlife Grants

3 Wildlife Action Plan Goals 1.Improve our understanding of species diversity 2.Conserve and enhance habitats 3.Foster partnerships and cooperative efforts 4.Promote outreach to citizens and conservation stakeholders 5.Support and improve regulations and conservation programs

4 The Wildlife Action Plan… Identifies “priority habitats” Identifies “priority species” Outlines threats to habitats and species Identifies conservation strategies to address threats

5 Priority Habitats in Wake County Rock Outcrop Floodplain forest Stream Grassland Small wetland

6 Priority Species in Wake County Prairie Warbler Brook Floater Spotted Salamander Wood Thrush Spotted Turtle

7 Conservation Strategies in Wake County Conduct surveys and research on priority species Assist in protection of priority habitats –Technical guidance on planning and management

8 How is Wake Nature using the WAP? Identify habitats that are priorities for management Identify priority species Identify suitable management strategies Gray treefrog Orchard Oriole Rock Outcrop

9 How can the Wildlife Action Plan help you? Understand what “habitats” on your parks and open spaces are important Understand what species use those habitats Understand how to conserve and manage habitats Box Turtle

10 QUESTIONS? Jacquelyn Wallace Urban Wildlife Biologist NCWRC (919)


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