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 citizens, outdoor enthusiasts, hunters and anglers, government and industry to protect North Carolina’s natural resources. From the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks, our organization is made up of people who value wildlife and wild places and the many ways to enjoy them.

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North Carolina Wildlife Federation proudly supports migratory and colonial waterbirds, and strives to educate others about wildlife and provide opportunities for the public to appreciate NC wildlife and habitats.

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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 food banks and pantries


Osprey platforms installed on Lake Norman


Pounds of Trash Removed


Volunteers planted native pollinator plants


Trees and Shrubs Planted

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Island Wildlife Chapter (Carolina Beach)

Green Swamp Preserve: North Carolina’s Natural Treasure

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NCWF’s Island Wildlife Chapter hosts UNCW professor Roger Shew for a talk about Brunswick County’s Green…