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A Year for Wildlife: NCWF 2023 Year in Review

November 29, 2023

Many thoughts and emotions come to the surface at the end of each year, and they vary from person to person. However, a shared reality unites us all: a year…

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NCWF and the North Carolina Museum of Art Celebrate the Opening of All Access Eco Trail

November 22, 2023

In October, 2023, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Ann and Jim Goodnight Park for the opening of a brand new All Access…

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Standing Among Giants: A Journey Through the Black River’s Ancient Bald Cypress Forest

November 16, 2023

In the wake of large-scale urbanization, degradation, and fragmentation, wildlife and habitat in North Carolina are facing increasingly hostile conditions. These habitats – and the species within them – are…

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Exciting News: Red Wolf Cams Are Down, but for a Great Reason!

November 6, 2023

If you’re a fan of the red wolves at the Red Wolf Center, you may have noticed that the live cameras are currently offline. Don’t worry, it’s not a technical…

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NCWF Announces 5th Annual Photo Contest Winners

November 1, 2023

Snakes and birds of prey with hard-earned catches. Galaxies photographed from mountain peaks. Ocean stormfronts looming over the Outer Banks. Photographers across the state perfectly captured the beauty and diversity…

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Duke Energy Senior Vice President of EHS & CCP Jessica Bednarcik Joins N.C. Wildlife Federation’s Board of Directors

November 1, 2023

Charlotte resident Jessica Bednarcik, Senior Vice President of EHS & CCP at Duke Energy, has joined North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s Board of Directors. “Duke Energy has been a partner of NCWF for years,…

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Digging in the Dirt: October Chapter Highlights

October 31, 2023

North Carolina Wildlife Federation staff and Community Wildlife Chapter volunteers did a whole lot of red wolf educating, invasive plant removing, elk watching, wildlife garden planting, kids in nature inspiring,…

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“Not Just Us”: A Charlotte Community’s Fight for Wildlife and Habitat

October 30, 2023

In both the backcountry and developed urban centers, land has limits. Each parcel of land possesses its own carrying capacity, especially in areas predominantly designated for human use, such as…

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Life on the Highway: Providing Pitstops for Pollinators on NCWF’s Butterfly Highway

October 18, 2023

As much of the land across the country is dominated by urban sprawl, turfgrass, and land choked out by invasive plant species… pollinators are in trouble. Pollinators are the workforce…

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Private Land Stewardship: Gardening for Wildlife in North Carolina

October 18, 2023

In North Carolina, where more than 85% of land is privately owned, private land stewardship plays a pivotal role in wildlife conservation efforts. The concerning reality is that poor private…

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Waters in the Desert – Living Alongside Urban Wildlife

October 17, 2023

Wildlife is resilient. It thrives in the rich backcountry of the state – the broad expanses of western North Carolina mountains, the coastal plains, and the Piedmont pine savannas. But…

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Wildlife Heritage: Meet NCWF’s 2023 Academic Scholarship Recipients

October 16, 2023

Wetlands, wildlife crime and trafficking, avian ecology, PCB’s and microplastics, marine fisheries, and endangered species.  Seven undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students attending NC State University, Duke University, Eastern Carolina University…

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