News & Press Releases

Photo by: Steve Genkins

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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One Mission, One Commission: 6 reasons N.C. needs a united fish and wildlife agency

November 19, 2020
NC needs a united fish and wildlife agency.

Efficiency and science-based management are critical aspects of any professional natural resource management program. North Carolina has two agencies with this responsibility, the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission (WRC) and Division…

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The North Carolina Pollinator Conservation Alliance works together for butterflies and bees

November 16, 2020
NC Pollinator Conservation Alliance

The importance of pollinators to our food supply and natural ecosystems has received intense national attention in recent years. Pollinators are declining at alarming rates across most of the nation,…

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Climate change in NC: The time to act is now

October 27, 2020

From the majestic swoop of a bald eagle clutching a fish in its talons to the awe-inspiring Great Smoky Mountains, nature is amazing and inspirational. Nature can be devastating as…

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Floundering Marine Fisheries: The saga of southern flounder in NC

October 23, 2020
Southern Flounder

Southern flounder is the most valuable finfish for both commercial and recreational fishing interests in North Carolina. From 1994 to 2003, commercial landings for southern flounder averaged 3.6 million pounds.…

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2020 Photo Contest Winners Announced

October 21, 2020

In the North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s second annual photo contest, hundreds of photos were submitted from across the state, representing the diversity of North Carolina’s wildlife, natural habitats and outdoor…

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Restoration underway for Great Blue Heron rookery in Lake Norman  

March 2, 2020

Earlier this week we started shoreline and vegetation restoration of an eroding Great Blue Heron rookery located on one of Lake Norman’s most exposed islands. The stabilization project will help…

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Something Fishy: NCWF’s Fisheries Management 2019 Year in Review

January 20, 2020

For decades, conflict, intense arguments of opposing opinions and stakeholders, and inability to unite for a common good has hindered effective fisheries management in North Carolina.  Despite promises of reform…

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2019 Photo Contest Winners Announced

August 14, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s first wildlife photography contest! The North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s first wildlife photography contest was a huge hit. Hundreds of fabulous images…

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Getting Boggy: Mountain Bogs National Wildlife Refuge

July 20, 2019
NC Mountain Bogs

NCWF recently reviewed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) draft plans for the proposed expansion of Mountain Bogs National Wildlife Refuge and expressed support for the FWS preferred alternative.…

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