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Investing in Community and the Natural World

December 20, 2021

“Invest in community … educate yourself about the natural world” “Strive not for what you hope to have but rather the kind of person you want to be” is a…

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GoU Breaks Barriers to Connect Kids with the Great Outdoors

December 13, 2021

Great Outdoors University (GoU) isn’t your typical classroom. There aren’t any walls, desks or textbooks, and no test-taking under harsh fluorescent lights. Instead, there are green spaces, fresh air and…

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Shrimp Trawl Fishery Management Plan Defies Science, Fails Public Trust Resources

December 6, 2021

Marine Fishery Management Failure North Carolina is the only state on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts that permits extensive trawling in inshore estuarine waters. There are, on average, over 100,000…

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Digging in the Dirt: November Planting Highlights 

December 2, 2021

November Planting Highlights North Carolina Wildlife Federation staff and Community Wildlife Chapter volunteers did a whole lot of dirt-digging and planting in November to promote healthy wildlife habitat and get…

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Dam, That’s a Lot of Trash! Volunteers Collect 47K Pounds at Fontana Lake

December 1, 2021

Fontana Lake’s emerald waters and habitat-rich shoreline look even more pristine these days, thanks to the 150 volunteers who gathered at the remote area of western North Carolina for the…

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Ways to Give to the Wildlife You Love

November 30, 2021

Explore all the ways you can give to the wildlife you love Wildlife and their habitats face many threats to their survival, be it habitat destruction or climate change, but…

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NCWF Receives Group Achievement Award from The Wilderness Society

November 30, 2021
Two common garter snakes

This article originally appeared in the NC Wildlifer newsletter. It’s being republished with permission from North Carolina The Wilderness Society. North Carolina is rich with ecological diversity from the Great…

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December Calendar of Wildlife & Habitat Happenings

November 29, 2021

December Calendar Opportunities to experience natural North Carolina are as diverse as our state’s spectacular landscape. And there’s no shortage of things to do, see and hear this month –…

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Win for NC Wildlife: State Budget Invests in Land and Water Conservation, Habitat Protection, Flood Mitigation

November 22, 2021
North Carolina National Forests and Refuges

In a monumental win for North Carolina’s wild lives and wild places, the 2021 state budget invests more overall funds into conservation than ever before. The historic budget also provides…

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Lifelong Educator and Conservationist Dr. Anne Marie Radke Joins NCWF’s Board of Directors 

November 16, 2021
Dr. Anne Marie Radke

Dr. Anne Marie Radke, a lifelong educator and principal of Moyock Middle School in Currituck County, has joined North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s Board of Directors.  Not only has Radke lived…

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Board Director Rocky Carter: My Dream of Abundant Waters

November 16, 2021

  My Dream of Abundant Waters by Rocky Carter, NCWF board director My dad was Cherokee Indian. He started taking me fishing when I was a little boy. We lived…

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Wild Collaboration + Road Ecology 101 = Safe Passage for Wildlife

November 7, 2021

From Spring 2021 NCWF Journal article, “Wild Collaboration: Safe Passage project applies road ecology principles in Western North Carolina,” by Frances Figart A coalition of local, state, tribal and federal…

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