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Wild Bees of NC: Friends Not Foes

March 28, 2021

North Carolina has more than 500 native bee species. While this may give some people the willies, wild bees are generally harmless and they offer many benefits to ecosystems, biodiversity…

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Register for Turkey Hunting Seminars in March

February 15, 2021
wild turkey on public lands

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) is offering a free online series of turkey hunting seminars in March. Topics will include biology, species habits, habitats, scouting, essential equipment, setup, effective shot…

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Preparing Bluebird Boxes for Spring

January 29, 2021
Preparing Bluebird Boxes for Spring

Many bird species are beginning to scout potential nesting sites for the approaching breeding season. That means that now is the time to erect new nest boxes or tidy up…

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North Carolina Wildlife Species That Need Help Now

November 18, 2020

Many of North Carolina’s most beloved wildlife species are well known and pretty easy to spot. But many wildlife species are rarely seen, and are declining and of great conservation…

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Over, Under, Around: Connecting Habitat Saves Lives

November 16, 2020
Connecting Habitat Saves Lives

Numerous wildlife species around the world are in decline or imperiled due to habitat loss and fragmentation, much of which results from development and deforestation. Road networks span millions of…

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Free Online Hunting and Processing Seminars Offered in September

August 26, 2020
Farmers and Communities Manage Deer

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) will offer five free online deer hunting and processing seminars from Sept. 14 – 18. The “Introduction to…

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Conservation Conversations: Howling for the Red Wolf

August 21, 2020
North Carolina Red Wolf

Red wolves (Canis rufus) once roamed the eastern half of the United States with a range extending from Missouri down to Texas and stretching east to the seaboard from southern…

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Conservation Conversations: Heading Outdoors with Mary Bures and GoU

June 2, 2020
Heading Outdoors with Mary Bures and GoU

Great Outdoors University (GoU) brings outdoor adventures to kids of all ages who have limited opportunities to explore the natural world. For many, a GoU experience is the first time…

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Diamondback Terrapin turtles are going to pot. It’s time for a change.

May 21, 2020
Diamondback Terrapin Turtles

Diamondback Terrapin turtle populations on North Carolina’s coast have declined considerably due to blue crab pot by-catch mortality and other habitat-related issues, despite 22-plus years of deliberations between the North…

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NCWF Accepting Applications for Scholarship Grants

May 12, 2020

Applications for NCWF scholarships are currently being accepted from full-time students who are committed to environmental and natural resource conservation and management. Students must be majoring in the areas of…

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