About NCWF

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 non-profit 501c3 organization is made up of people who value wildlife and wild places and the many ways to enjoy them.

Engaging the natural world is a cornerstone of NCWF history and philosophy. Supporting access to wild places and opportunities to enjoy them is a defining feature of our organization. We work collectively for the places and species that have no voice through our policy and protection work, research and education and direct hands-on conservation projects.

All our policy decisions and conservation projects are based on the best available science and fortified by a network representing a variety of wildlife and outdoor interests.

NCWF honors, respects, and embraces all people, regardless of age, gender, race, color, nationality, physical/intellectual/emotional abilities, political affiliation, religion, or spirituality. We ask our staff, partners, associate organizations, friends, and visitors to show consideration and respect for each other, in the true spirit of the Federation. NCWF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


To protect, conserve and restore North Carolina wildlife and habitat.


Our stewardship will result in a North Carolina with healthy, bountiful, and diverse flora and fauna that is valued by all its people and sustainably managed for future generations.


Our strength is derived from values-driven leadership:

  • Science-based decision making
  • Non-partisan approach to policy
  • Stewardship of North Carolina’s natural resources
  • Inclusivity of broad wildlife interests and perspectives
  • Partnering with organizations and individuals who share our vision and our passion for wildlife


  • Policy and Protection - Strongly influence state and federal policy that affects wildlife and habitat in North Carolina using established conservation models to guide our positions.
  • Network of Impact and Involvement - Foster a diverse, robust network of chaptersmembers and affiliates – a network fortified by a variety of wildlife and outdoor interests.
  • Experience and Learn - Enhance and expand opportunities for youth and adults that foster awareness and appreciation of wildlife and the important role healthy habitat plays in sustaining wildlife and humanity.
  • Signature Programs - Sponsor and support programs for the enjoyment and conservation of wildlife and habitat, including ethical and sustainable outdoor recreation pursuits.

NCWF is a Platinum-level GuideStar participant, which demonstrates our commitment to transparency.

NCWF Overall Impact by the Numbers

10,000 Certified Wildlife Habitats in NC
Certified Wildlife Habitats in NC
Acres of Pollinator Plants Restored
Acres of Pollinator Habitat Restored
75,000 Youth and their families learned about nature
Youth and Their Families Learned About Nature
Deer donation helping feed NC families in need
Venison Meals Distributed Food Banks and Pantries
Volunteers cleaned habitats and planted pollinator plants and trees
Pounds of Litter Removed
70 Osprey platforms install on Lake Norman
Osprey Platforms Installed on Lake Norman
Volunteers planting pollinator plants.
Trees and Native Pollinator Plants Planted
Marine Fisheries

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