North Carolina's Marine Fisheries

Are In Trouble

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

15,211

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

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Let’s Go Hiking! (Wake Forest)

Luke Bennett, current conservation coordinator for the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, thru-hiked both the Mountains-to-Sea...
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Caswell Beach Cleanup

Join Lower Cape Fear Wildlife, NCWF Chapter, for a morning of environmental stewardship along Caswell...
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Shelton Farm Tour (Leland)

Join the Southeastern Swamp Stewards as they tour Shelton Herb Farm. Margaret Shelton started Shelton...
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Help Keep Charlotte Beautiful

Go clean and green by joining Charlotte Wildlife Stewards in a trash cleanup along a...
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