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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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NCWF Scholarship Recipient Bailey Kephart Researches Federally Threatened Black Rails

April 30, 2024

Nestled within the high marshes of North Carolina’s coastline, an entire ecosystem thrives, hidden from plain sight amid the grass and needlerush. Life unfolds discreetly here, contributing to an orchestra…

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Passing By: Remembering Extinct Wildlife in North Carolina

April 30, 2024

According to LandScope America and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, there are at least 990 vertebrate species (excluding marine fishes), more than 3,500 invertebrates, and over 5,500 species of plants…

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High Hopes: North Carolina Treefrogs

March 27, 2024

As the season shifts towards warmer weather and longer days, many wildlife species emerge from hibernation and begin the search for food and mates. This emergence looks different across species,…

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Digging in the Dirt: March Chapter Highlights 2024

March 27, 2024

North Carolina Wildlife Federation staff and Community Wildlife Chapter volunteers did a whole lot of tree planting, soil digging, nest installing, creek cleaning, moth viewing, invasive plant removing, environmental educating…

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Get Squirrely: What You May Not Know About NC’s Five Squirrel Species

March 27, 2024

Eastern gray squirrels are a constant presence throughout the state, appearing in suburban yards, town parks, and even in remote backcountry areas. This omnipresence even earned them the spot as…

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