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. The red wolves at the center—a 14-year-old male and an 8-year-old female—can’t be released into the wild. With one webcam in their den and the other in their outdoor enclosure, viewers can watch (and occasionally hear) the wolves anytime. (Note: While the cameras can be maneuvered to capture several viewpoints, there isn't a webcam behind the den where they sometimes nap.) 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 Red Wolf Enclosure

Watch Red Wolf Den

Watch Osprey Nest

Watch Heron Rookery

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

Hidden Valley Trash Cleanup

NCWF and volunteers will gather for a large trash cleanup to remove hundreds of pounds...
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Volunteers Needed: Red Wolf Center Pollinator Garden Prep

NCWF and volunteers will join the Albemarle-Pamlico Wildlife Chapter to start weeding and preparing the...
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Practical Deer Processing: From Field to Freezer

Introduction to Deer Hunting is designed to help newcomers get started in deer hunting, but...
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Native Plants for Birds and Butterflies

Join the Island Wildlife Chapter of NCWF as they host wildlife and native plant enthusiast...
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