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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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Live Osprey Cam on Lake Norman

March 11, 2019
North Carolina Osprey

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…

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Big Opportunity for Fisheries Conservation

January 9, 2017

There is an opportunity before the citizens of North Carolina to protect our aquatic marine habitats-North Carolina Wildlife Federation has petitioned the NC Marine Fisheries Commission to establish expanded nursery…

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The Pollinator Puzzle

July 16, 2015

Everywhere you turn you can’t help but hear the buzz about butterflies and pollinators. In particular, there has been a lot of attention about creating habitats and gardens to help…

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America’s Top 10 Federal Conservation Laws for the Protection, Preservation and Enhancement of Wildlife and Wild Places

November 17, 2013
America's Top 10 Federal Conservation Laws for the Protection, Preservation and Enhancement of Wildlife and Wild Places

When thinking about the recent work of the U.S. Congress, an old adage comes to mind: “To know where you are going, you have to know where you’ve been.” The…

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