A pair of Canvasbacks
6 ˝” x 9”
12” x 14”
About the N.C. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print Program
The N.C. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print program, established in 1983 by the Commission, generates revenue for waterfowl conservation in the state, including acquiring and improving habitat. Proceeds from the sale of stamps and prints are designated for the Commission’s Waterfowl Fund.
The money is used to help North Carolina meet its financial obligations in implementing the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, the international agreement helping restore waterfowl populations throughout the continent. In addition, funds have been used to support waterfowl research and to buy equipment used to manage wetlands.
About the Artist – Garrett Jacobs
Florida-based artist Garrett Jacobs’s painting was selected from a diverse collection of entries submitted by 31 artists from 18 states. Jacobs is now a two-time winner of North Carolina’s waterfowl conservation stamp and print competition, having also won the competition in 2016. In describing his winning art Jacobs said, “If you look at the painting, you’ll notice that the colors of red, white and blue are present, with the appearance of a mist of uncertainty looming in the background. My statement with this piece is that not only is America great, but our land, our people and our world of wildlife is still beautiful.”
About N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Since 1947, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state's fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the state regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws and provides programs and opportunities for wildlife-related educational, recreational and sporting activities. To learn more, visit www.ncwildlife.org
About the Prints
Acid-free paper and special fade-resistant inks have been used to produce all editions of the 2018 North Carolina waterfowl conservation stamp print. The various editions available include:
- 5,020 Regular Edition (signed and numbered) Prints
- 150 Artist Proof Edition Prints
- 250 Conservation Edition Prints