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NCWF Seeking Nominations of Conservation Heroes

May 25, 2021
Governors Achievement Award logo

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) is accepting nominations of conservation heroes for the Governor’s Conservation Achievement awards, the highest natural resource honors given in the state. Each year, NCWF…

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Wildlife Feature: Marbled Salamanders

May 20, 2021
Marbled Salamander

The southeastern United States has the largest concentration of salamanders in the world. North Carolina boasts the largest diversity in that region as home to more than 60 different salamander…

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NCWF Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

May 12, 2021

For more than 50 years, North Carolina Wildlife Federation has provided scholarships and grants to help North Carolina students pursue their dreams of studying and working in the conservation field.…

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Positive Change Can Start With One Person

May 7, 2021

Charlotte resident, Bill Staton, used to see a man with his dog on their daily walks, picking up trash. “He never made a fuss about it; just did it,” Bill…

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Wildlife Species are at Risk of Extinction in NC. Here’s How We Can Save Them.

May 5, 2021
NC Species Facing Extinction

Since the pandemic began, North Carolinians have turned to nature for rejuvenation and recreation. This has given more North Carolinians than ever a firsthand look at our state’s remarkable ecological…

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North Carolina’s Marine Fisheries are Failing

May 5, 2021
North Carolina Marine Fisheries

Historically, North Carolina’s sounds and estuaries were highly productive nursery areas that provided vital habitat to juvenile fish before they mature and have an opportunity to spawn and reproduce which…

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NCWF’s Annual Wildlife Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

May 1, 2021
NCWF Photo Contest

Calling all amateur photographers! North Carolina Wildlife Federation is sponsoring our third annual Wildlife Photography Contest. Submissions will be accepted May 1st through July 31st. Did you catch an Eastern tiger…

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Surviving & Thriving: Lessons Learned in 2020, Looking Ahead with Positivity

April 29, 2021
North Carolina Heron

It is just four months into a new year, and it’s already brimming with positivity and unity for conservation. Eastern redbuds are blooming, and Reuben and Cherise, our beloved osprey…

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Growing Minds: Millbrook Students Get Outside and Restore Habitat on Campus  

April 26, 2021
Millbrook Students Get Outside and Restore Habitat on Campus 

Students at Millbrook Environmental Connections Magnet in Raleigh are restoring habitat and on their 17-acre campus – one garlic onion at a time. Nestled just east of Falls of Neuse,…

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Wildlife Feature: Evening Bats and Your Role in Bat Conservation

April 1, 2021

North Carolina is home to 17 species of bats, including the federally-endangered Virginia big-eared bat, Indiana bat and gray bat; and the federally-threatened northern long-eared bat. More common is the…

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Wild Bees of NC: Friends Not Foes

March 28, 2021

North Carolina Bees North Carolina has more than 500 native bee species. While this may give some people the willies, wild bees are generally harmless. They greatly benefit ecosystems, biodiversity…

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NCWF Recognized with National Award

March 23, 2021

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) has received one of the highest honors awarded to organizations dedicated to wildlife and conservation. The Wildlife Society (TWS) recently notified NCWF that it…

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