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

13,627

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

169,000

Pounds of litter removed

2,100

Volunteers restoring habitat

9,000

Trees and native pollinator plants planted

Join Us for an Upcoming Event

Mud Day

NCWF will host a table at the fourth annual, award-winning Mud Day. A one-of-a-kind event...
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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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Red Wolf Talks at Pocosin Lakes NWR

The Red Wolf Center is now accepting registrations for a rolling schedule of educational talks...
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Red Wolf Talks at Pocosin Lakes NWR

The Red Wolf Center is now accepting registrations for a rolling schedule of educational talks...
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