Posts by Tim Gestwicki

Live Osprey Cam on Lake Norman

Our beloved and famous ospreys, Reuben and Cherise, have arrived at Lake Norman! There’s already been a lot of action too. They’re tending to their nest and getting ready for young osprey to hatch this spring. No eggs yet but we should see anywhere from one to four in April or May with hatchlings in…

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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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NC wildlife and nature enthusiasts: We need your photos for a one-of-a-kind mosaic project!

NCWF Photomosaic

North Carolina Wildlife Federation is inviting anyone who loves North Carolina’s wildlife and wild places to be part of our “Give Thanks for Wildlife” photomosaic project. This statewide community project is a chance for all nature enthusiasts, anglers, birders, hunters, gardeners, paddlers and hikers to showcase the many ways in which you enjoy the outdoors…

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Celebrating Governor’s Conservation Heroes at annual awards banquet

Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards

North Carolina Wildlife Federation presented its 53rd Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards on Sept. 10 to 19 winners dedicated to conservation in North Carolina. This year’s winners are a who’s who of conservation stalwarts who work for species ranging from elk, amphibians, fish and bear and from water quality experts, land stewardship advocates and those…

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Butterfly Highway program recognized by Society for Conservation Biology

The Butterfly Highway

NCWF’s Butterfly Highway: A Roadmap for Pollinator and Wildlife Conservation was recognized recently with a “Building Nature’s Brand Award” (Brandy Award) by the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) for its unique contributions made in using marketing tools to increase public engagement and achieve conservation goals. Angel Hjarding, an SCB Member and NCWF’s director of pollinator…

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