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Photo by: Steve Genkins

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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Free Online Hunting and Processing Seminars Offered in September

August 26, 2020
Farmers and Communities Manage Deer

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) will offer five free online deer hunting and processing seminars from Sept. 14 – 18. The “Introduction to…

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Conservation Conversations: Howling for the Red Wolf

August 21, 2020
North Carolina Red Wolf

Red wolves (Canis rufus) once roamed the eastern half of the United States with a range extending from Missouri down to Texas and stretching east to the seaboard from southern…

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NCWF introduces Prey for the Pack habitat program for private landowners

July 15, 2020
Private landowners support wildlife on their property

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation, in cooperation with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, is launching a habitat improvement program to help private landowners support…

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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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