Backyard to Backcountry

Photo by: Walter Ballard

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.

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

Join Us for an Upcoming Event

Ocean Advocacy Workshop 2023

The Ocean Advocacy Workshop (OAW) is geared toward students and others interested in environmental activism....
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Craft a Toad Abode

This event has reached capacity. Join Pocosin Lakes NWR and Pocosin Arts School of Fine...
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McGill Pollinator Planting

Let's clean up and plant new pollinator plants for the spring! No experience required. We'll...
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Crowder Park Garden Workday

Join the South Wake Conservationists at Crowder County Park as we weed the pollinator garden...
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