The American beaver, Castor canadensis, is North America’s largest rodent and are mainly identified by their brownish-black fur coats, wide and hairless tails, and the four large front teeth that they extensively use for chiseling trees and bark. Beavers can be found all over North America in habitats near rivers, lakes, swamps and marshes. They…

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John Hairr of Charlotte has been elected as chairman of the board of the Federation. “I am honored to serve as chair for an organization I have long admired,” says Hairr. “As a non-partisan, science-based organization, with statewide reach and our vast legion of supporters, NCWF is uniquely positioned to lead conservation initiatives in North…

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Minks (Mustela vison) are small mammals commonly found in wetlands across North America, with the exception of the arid regions of the southwest and northern parts of Canada. They have been found in every county of North Carolina, but are seldom seen because of their nocturnal lifestyle. Minks are small, dark brown or black mammals with…

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