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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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NCWF 2020 Scholarships Announced

September 5, 2020

For more than 50 years, the Federation has provided scholarship grants to North Carolina college students, helping hundreds of youths pursue their dreams of studying and working in the wildlife…

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NCWF Challenges You to Get Outside Every Day!

June 26, 2020
Get Outside Every Day Challenge

With schools closed and group activities canceled, it is more important than ever to get outside. Time outdoors supports overall well-being for everyone, especially children! We challenge you to get…

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NCWF Hails Passage of Historic Great American Outdoors Act

June 19, 2020
The Great American Outdoors Act

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) is hailing a sweeping 75-23 U.S. Senate vote supporting historic bipartisan legislation for The Great American Outdoors Act. The legislation will permanently and fully…

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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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NCWF’s Second Annual Photography Contest

May 8, 2020
Dragonfly perching on a twig

Calling all amateur photographers! North Carolina Wildlife Federation invites you to submit entries for our Second Annual Wildlife Photography Contest from May 1st to July 31st. Submit your favorite NC…

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Conservation Conversations: Talking “Little T” with Fred Harris

April 30, 2020

Fred Harris joined the North Carolina Wildlife Federation in 2011 as a natural resources specialist, following a notable 36-year career with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.  He began his tenure…

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NCWF Joins Challenge to EPA’s Gutting of Clean Water Protections in Federal Court

April 30, 2020

EPA Rule Paves Way for Wetlands and Small Streams Destruction On Wednesday, conservation groups challenged in federal court the administration’s effort to gut clean water protections from wetlands and streams…

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