The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources headquarters in Raleigh

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities toexperience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

Special Programs, Policy Initiatives and Related Organizations

We also administer several programs, work with closely with several organizations and offers several services and resources that cut across these three programming areas or don't fit easily into one of these three buckets.

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