Wildlife in the Overstory

Photo by: Steve Long, NCWF Photo Contest Submission

NCWF has been protecting, conserving and restoring North Carolina wildlife and habitat since 1945.

Since 1945, North Carolina Wildlife Federation has worked for all wildlife and habitat, bringing together conservationists, wildlife enthusiasts, hunters and anglers, government and industry to protect North Carolina’s natural resources. From the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks, NCWF is a diverse community of people who value wildlife and wild places and the many ways to enjoy them.

Inshore bottom trawling for shrimp in North Carolina is a destructive, unsustainable fishing method that has a lasting effect on our environment. Our shallow sounds are in deep trouble.

Wildlife and nature lovers can get a 24/7 glimpse into the life of a pair of captive red wolves at the Red Wolf Center in Columbia, N.C., located on Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Red wolves are rare and naturally shy, making it nearly impossible to view them in the wild. With one webcam in their den and the other in their outdoor enclosure, viewers can watch (and occasionally hear) the wolves anytime. An active osprey nest and a heron rookery are the stars of our other wildlife cams. Enjoy this rare opportunity to observe these amazing creatures up close and personal!

Watch Osprey Cam

Watch Heron Rookery

Watch Red Wolf Den

Watch Red Wolf Enclosure

NCWF Overall Impact by the Numbers


Certified Wildlife Habitats in NC


Acres of pollinator habitat restored


Youth and their families learned about nature


Venison meals distributed to food banks and pantries


Osprey platforms installed on Lake Norman


Pounds of litter removed


Volunteers restoring habitat


Trees and native pollinator plants planted

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Bolin Creek Trash Cleanup / Invasive Removal (Chapel Hill)

Join NCWF’s Tri-County Conservationists, for a habitat restoration chapter event! This is a great opportunity...
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Bloom: Wildflower Art w/ Pocosin Arts (Columbia)

Join NCWF, Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft for...
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All About Bats! (Online)

We often overlook bats in North Carolina because of fear or indifference. Join the South...
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Kids in Nature Day! (Garner)

Kids of all ages are invited to South Wake Conservationists’ third annual Kids in Nature...
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