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Discover Living Shorelines: Protection of North Carolina’s Coast for Years to Come

July 1, 2024

Living shorelines are an effective and natural solution. A living shoreline is a protected, stabilized coastal edge made of natural elements including oyster shells, limestone, and native marsh grasses. Natural infrastructure solutions like living shorelines provide wildlife habitat, as well as natural resilience to communities near the waterfront.

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Digging in the Dirt: June 2024 Chapter Highlights

June 29, 2024

North Carolina Wildlife Federation staff and Community Wildlife Chapter volunteers did a whole lot of webinar hosting, engaging kids in nature, soil exploring, mushroom meeting, wildlife watching, native planting, nest…

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10+ Powerful Ways to Connect Kids to Nature, and Foster a Future for Wildlife

June 24, 2024

“We must teach our children to smell the earth, to taste the rain, to touch the wind, to see things grow, to hear the sun rise and night fall –…

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North Carolina Wildlife Federation Renews Call for End to Inshore Shrimp Trawling After 2024 Flounder Season Canceled

June 17, 2024

CEO of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation Tim Gestwicki issues the following statement about the cancellation of the 2024 Recreational Flounder Season: “On May 23, 2024, the N.C. Division of…

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Fireworks Fallout: The Unseen Toll of Fireworks on Wildlife

June 17, 2024

They usher in the new year, provide a grand finale for sports games, and – perhaps most relevant to this time of year – are emblematic of our country’s celebration…

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Connecting People to Nature: Your Guide to NCWF’s Wildlife Programming, and How You Can Participate

June 6, 2024

You’re here for a reason. Maybe it traces back to cherished memories of fishing with a grandparent, or the awe-inspiring moments of a childhood zoo visit. Maybe it’s rooted in…

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Digging in the Dirt: May 2024 Chapter Highlights

May 31, 2024

North Carolina Wildlife Federation staff and Community Wildlife Chapter volunteers did a whole lot of webinar hosting, engaging kids in nature, soil exploring, mushroom meeting, wildlife watching, native planting, nest…

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How Species are Listed and Protected Under the Endangered Species Act

May 24, 2024
The Endangered Species Act outlines the process for listing species as endangered or threatened

NCWF often highlights wildlife species featured on the state’s Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) list, including species classified as endangered or threatened. These species need conservation efforts and funding…

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Waters for Wildlife – NCWF’s Chapter Impact and Engagement Around NC Waters and Wetlands

May 21, 2024

When it comes down to it – we can’t survive without water. This may seem obvious, but the reality of this fact goes beyond what most people think about water.…

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A Call from the Top – Gov. Cooper’s Executive Order provides critical roadmap for NC wetlands

May 21, 2024

This story was featured in the Spring 2024 edition of the NCWF journal. North Carolina’s wetlands hold immense value, providing vital habitat for numerous wildlife species, recreational opportunities to North…

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The Fight for Wetlands Protections: NCWF and other conservation groups move to defend remaining federal wetlands protections from attack

May 9, 2024

Wetlands that shelter wildlife and protect communities are at risk, but NCWF and other conservation groups are standing up for wetlands protections. Attorneys for the North Carolina Wildlife Federation and…

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Digging in the Dirt: April 2024 Chapter Highlights

April 30, 2024

North Carolina Wildlife Federation staff and Community Wildlife Chapter volunteers did a whole lot of seed packing, nature walking, shoreline installing, wildlife workshopping, participatory science training, Earth Day celebrating, environmental…

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