A Year for Wildlife:
NCWF 2023 Year in Review

Photo Credit: Bryan Barnes, NCWF Photo Contest Winner

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, outdoor 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 Heron Rookery

Watch Red Wolf Den

Watch Red Wolf Enclosure

NCWF Overall Impact by the Numbers

14,972

Certified Wildlife Habitats in NC

35,000

Acres of pollinator habitat restored

106,000

Youth and their families learned about nature

300,000

Venison meals distributed to food banks and pantries

70

Osprey platforms installed on Lake Norman

282,000

Pounds of litter removed

2,100

Volunteers restoring habitat

9,000

Trees and native pollinator plants planted

Join Us for an Upcoming Event

Wintering Wildlife (Columbia)

Join NCWF and Pocosin Lakes NWR as we team up with Pocosin Arts to discover...
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Let’s Go Hiking! (Online)

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail is an adventure across North Carolina stretching almost 1,200 miles from Clingman’s...
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Buttonbush Planting

Join Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and NCWF for another fun afternoon planting buttonbushes on island...
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Coyotes (Charlotte or Online)

Coyotes are in every city and county in North Carolina. Want to know more about...
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