North Carolina Conservation Hall of Fame

The North Carolina Conservation Hall of Fame seeks to honor those individuals who have exhibited long-term service in the cause of wildlife and/or wildlife habitat conservation, conservation education and conservation outreach in North Carolina. Induction into the North Carolina Hall of Fame is reserved for those individuals whose service is exemplary, steadfast, and impactful. Inductees may be well-known or little-known to the general public, but their service to the natural resources of the state must be on an order and scale that invites recognition at the highest levels. The purpose of this award is to recognize these special individuals, but also to inspire others to increase their own capacity to make a difference for wildlife in North Carolina.

  • Nominee’s contributions must exhibit long-term statewide or national significance.
  • Nominees may be considered for meritorious service in the disposition of duties related to their employment, e.g. natural resources agency or NGO personnel. But in this case service must be particularly distinguished and impactful. The North Carolina Conservation Hall of Fame is not designed to honor length of service solely, but depth and breadth of impact.
  • Nominees typically, but not always, have exhibited contributions that affect a wide range of natural resources and their use.
  • Nominees may be living or deceased.

North Carolina Conservation Hall of Fame Members

Dr. Fredrick S. Barkalow, Jr.

Turner W. Battle

Dr. Roland P. McClamroch

Clyde P. Patton

Stanton Inscoe

Walter McNairy

Hugh G. Chatham

Macy L. Hoyle

Frank E. Copeland

James P. Yount

Charles R. Shaw

Chester W. Arnold

Phillip H Bracewell

L.A. Dixon

Rex Gary Schmidt

Wayne Bailey

Dr. Thomas Quay

Margaret C Nygard

Thomas W. Reese

James W Dean

John Lentz

Bryan Upchurch

Ross O. Stevens

Duane Raver, Jr.

Eddie Bridges

John Runkle

John E. Pechmann

Fred Stanback

Dr. F. Eugene Hester

William E. (Bill) Holman

Derb S. Carter, Jr.

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