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Oh, Snap! Take a Peek at NCWF’s 2021 Wildlife Photo Contest Winners

September 29, 2021

2021 Wildlife Photo Contest Winners North Carolina’s amateur shutterbugs did a whole lot of snapping for North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s 3rd annual Wildlife Photography Contest held May through July. We…

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NCWF Welcomes New Board Members Luis Martinez and Jon Wall

September 28, 2021

Meet our newest board members! While energy attorney Luis Martinez and employment attorney Jon Wall practice areas of law that are miles apart, they sit at the same table when…

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Concord Wildlife Alliance is NCWF’s Chapter of the Year 

September 27, 2021
Concord Wildlife Alliance Chapter

A global pandemic and cancellation of all in-person events was no match for the creativity and adaptability of the Concord Wildlife Alliance. The Community Wildlife Chapter of the North Carolina…

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Charlotte Conservationist Ernie McLaney Named 2021 Wildlife Volunteer of the Year

September 27, 2021

Ernie McLaney “lives and breathes conservation and sustainability every day” while donating his time, energy and resources to preserving wild lives and wild places in North Carolina. That commitment earned…

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Bipartisan Support Continues for Recovering America’s Wildlife Act 

September 27, 2021
Appalachian cottontail rabbit

Blog updated on Oct. 12 North Carolina is the first state to have both senators sign on to the most significant wildlife conservation bill in half a century. Senators Thom…

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NCWF Honors 18 Conservation Heroes at 57th Annual Governor’s Awards Banquet

September 21, 2021
NCWF 57th Annual Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards

Animals are not brethren. They are not underlings. They are Other Nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time.  – Henry Beston, American writer and naturalist Conservationists,…

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Sen. Tillis Supports Bipartisan Bill to Galvanize Wildlife Conservation, Help Prevent Extinctions

September 14, 2021
Carolina northern flying squirrel

Senator Thom Tillis is co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill that will fund locally led efforts to help prevent extinctions and help wildlife thrive nationwide. “We’re facing a looming wildlife crisis, and…

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NCWF Parties for Pollinators with Seed-Packing Events

August 27, 2021
Pollinator Seed Packing

The best months to plant native pollinator seeds for habitat restoration are September through February, which means we’ve officially kicked off seed-packing party season. The North Carolina Wildlife Federation and…

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NCWF Joins Lawsuit Challenging Elimination of North Carolina Sea Turtle and Fish Protections

August 10, 2021

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation, Cape Fear River Watch and Defenders of Wildlife are challenging a decision to abolish turtle and fish protections in North Carolina that have been in…

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For the Love of Wildlife Underdogs

August 4, 2021
Loti and Dale - Wildlife Underdogs

Loti Woods and Dale Weiler, after retiring from working in the corporate world, met at an art gallery in Tryon, NC and 8 days later, were engaged. Their love story…

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Leaving Lead Behind

July 30, 2021
wild turkey on public lands

Hunting and angling are popular modes of outdoor recreation, and important drivers of wildlife conservation action and funding that greatly benefit wildlife and habitats. On the other hand, the use…

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New Bill Would Galvanize Wildlife Conservation, Help Prevent Extinctions in North Carolina

July 30, 2021
Sicklefin Redhorse

New bipartisan legislation in the House and Senate will fund locally led efforts to help prevent extinctions and help wildlife thrive nationwide. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) will send…

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