Archive for February 2019

Historic Legislation Passes Congress

Sweeping land conservation package is adopted An historic vote occurred in the United States Congress this week as Senate bill 47 was adopted by a wide margin. The legislation provides a sweeping public lands conservation package including permanent re-authorization of the landmark Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). North Carolina Senator Richard Burr tirelessly championed LWCF for North Carolina…

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NC Division of Marine Fisheries Fiscal Analysis of NCWF Petition is Fatally Flawed and Biased

Two years ago, NC Wildlife Federation filed a petition for rule making with the NC Marine Fisheries Commission to protect aquatic juvenile nursery habitat and reduce by-catch from large scale shrimp trawling in North Carolina sounds. On January 14, 2019, the division of marine fisheries finally released their fiscal analysis of our petition. Their analysis…

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