NCWF News & Announcements

Free Deer Hunting and Processing Seminars Coming in September

August 15, 2017

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Wildlife Federation are offering four free deer hunting and processing seminars in Raleigh and Fayetteville in September. The “Introduction to Deer Hunting” and the “Practical Deer Processing: From Field to Freezer” seminars are ideal for novice hunters, although hunters and their mentees are encouraged to attend. Topics…

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54th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award Winners

July 19, 2017

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation has announced the winners of the 54th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards. The full list of award winners and categories is below. This year’s winners are exceedingly notable conservation devotees who work for wildlife from elk to amphibians to fish and marine resources. They are water quality advocates, land stewardship…

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Hunting, Fishing, Outdoor Groups Call on NC Delegation to Protect Public Lands

June 7, 2017

More than 35 North Carolina hunting, fishing and outdoor groups have sent a letter to Congressional members of the state delegation calling for a strong defense of America’s public lands and efforts to oppose any legislative attempts to sell or transfer lands out of the public domain. This letter comes on the heels of the…

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Now Accepting 2017 Conservation Award Nominations

May 2, 2017

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation is seeking nominations for the Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards, the state’s highest honors for conservation leaders. Since 1958, awards have been given to individuals, associations, businesses and governmental bodies that take an active role in protecting North Carolina’s natural resources with unwavering commitment to conservation in the state. The deadline…

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NCWF Wildlife Scholarship Grants Available

April 20, 2017

Students committed to environmental and natural resource conservation and management can now apply for the 2017 North Carolina Wildlife Federation scholarship. The Federation will provide up to seven grants to students- graduate and undergraduate students are eligible- with the potential for one $2,500 Conservation Leadership grant for a student of exemplary merit. Candidates for scholarships…

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Big Opportunity for Fisheries Conservation

January 9, 2017

  There is an opportunity before the citizens of North Carolina to protect our aquatic marine habitats-North Carolina Wildlife Federation has petitioned the NC Marine Fisheries Commission to establish expanded nursery areas to protect juvenile fish to allow them a better chance to reach spawning age.   Within these new nursery areas, restrictions would be…

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NC wildlife and nature enthusiasts: We need your photos for a one-of-a-kind mosaic project!

October 3, 2016
NCWF Photomosaic

North Carolina Wildlife Federation is inviting anyone who loves North Carolina’s wildlife and wild places to be part of our “Give Thanks for Wildlife” photomosaic project. This statewide community project is a chance for all nature enthusiasts, anglers, birders, hunters, gardeners, paddlers and hikers to showcase the many ways in which you enjoy the outdoors…

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Celebrating Governor’s Conservation Heroes at annual awards banquet

September 19, 2016
Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards

North Carolina Wildlife Federation presented its 53rd Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards on Sept. 10 to 19 winners dedicated to conservation in North Carolina. This year’s winners are a who’s who of conservation stalwarts who work for species ranging from elk, amphibians, fish and bear and from water quality experts, land stewardship advocates and those…

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Butterfly Highway program recognized by Society for Conservation Biology

September 19, 2016
The Butterfly Highway

NCWF’s Butterfly Highway: A Roadmap for Pollinator and Wildlife Conservation was recognized recently with a “Building Nature’s Brand Award” (Brandy Award) by the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) for its unique contributions made in using marketing tools to increase public engagement and achieve conservation goals. Angel Hjarding, an SCB Member and NCWF’s director of pollinator…

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Kick off the season of gratitude by supporting and celebrating wildlife!

September 19, 2016

Join us for a wildly fun and informative evening to give thanks for our state’s rich and diverse wildlife and habitat. Tickets are on sale now for Give Thanks for Wildlife, our first signature fundraising event in Charlotte, held Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Urban Garden at Bank of America. Teaming with our host sponsor,…

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