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Wildlife Feature: Buffleheads

January 28, 2021

If you have been to an inland pond or coastal marsh in North Carolina during the winter, then you have probably seen a bufflehead duck. Buffleheads are relatively small ducks…

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Wildlife Corridors: Connect Habitats, Save Lives

December 22, 2020

Development and deforestation are increasing in North Carolina, meaning wildlife habitat loss and fragmentation are also on the rise. This has a huge impact on wildlife, particularly species that traverse…

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Wildlife Feature: Gray Foxes

December 21, 2020

Gray foxes are North Carolina’s only native fox and the smallest of the four wild canids that are present in the state, with the others being the red fox, red…

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Wildlife Commission Seeks Public Input on Mudpuppy Sightings

December 17, 2020
Mudpuppy sightings in North Carolina

Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) are asking the public, particularly anglers, to submit any sightings of mudpuppies to the agency. The mudpuppy is a relatively rare salamander…

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NCWF Welcomes Dr. Stacy Nelson to the Board

December 4, 2020

Dr. Stacy Nelson was recently elected to the NCWF board of directors. Nelson received his B.S. in Biology from Jackson State University, his Masters in Marine Science/Resource Management and Policy…

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Surplus Trout Coming to 38 Impoundments in N.C. this Winter

November 30, 2020

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is expanding seasonal angling opportunities by stocking surplus trout in 38 impoundments across central and western North Carolina this winter. When fishing in these waters,…

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Wildlife Feature: Beavers, Ecosystem Engineers

November 24, 2020

The American beaver, Castor canadensis, is North America’s largest rodent and are mainly identified by their brownish-black fur coats, wide and hairless tails, and the four large front teeth that…

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New Board Chair Takes the Helm

November 22, 2020

John Hairr of Charlotte has been elected as chairman of the board of the Federation. “I am honored to serve as chair for an organization I have long admired,” says…

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One Mission, One Commission: 6 reasons N.C. needs a united fish and wildlife agency

November 19, 2020
NC needs a united fish and wildlife agency.

Efficiency and science-based management are critical aspects of any professional natural resource management program. North Carolina has two agencies with this responsibility, the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission (WRC) and Division…

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Reimagining Conservation Funding

November 18, 2020
Reimagining Conservation Funding

Investments produce results. Well-resourced programs and landmark conservation legislation drives remarkable conservation outcomes, whereas areas without such investment, such as conservation of non-game species, often founder. A century ago, prized…

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