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Baby Animals in Spring: Help or Walk Away?

Young animals in the spring time.

Spring has sprung, which means the days are longer and everything is blooming. Birds are singing, buds are bursting, leaves are unfolding, bees and butterflies are pollinating and many wildlife species are busy tending to their newly-born offspring. In the coming days and weeks, you may notice young animals who seem to be alone or…

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“Vitamin N” is for Nature

I just read the news that President Donald Trump said gatherings should be limited to 10 people to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The coronavirus is scary and has caused many people and their families a lot of stress and worry. Some people can’t work, kids can’t go to school, and sadly, many people…

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NCWF Weighs in on Deer Urine Ban

NC deer and elk urine ban

North Carolina Wildlife Federation CEO, Tim Gestwicki, shared his thoughts on the NC Wildlife Resources Commission’s new rule to prevent people from spreading chronic wasting disease through deer and elk urine and excretion. The new rule states: No person may possess or use any substance or material that contains or claims to contain any excretion…

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Investing in Our Public Lands, Waters and Outdoor Heritage

Ladies Kayaking on publics waters

In this National Wildlife Federation guest blog, NCWF CEO Tim Gestwicki writes about the importance of permanent funding for public lands, and the outdoorsmen and women who make it their mission to leave public lands in better condition than when they found them. The foot soldiers of the conservation movement in North Carolina — and…

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Restoration underway for Great Blue Heron rookery in Lake Norman  

Earlier this week we started shoreline and vegetation restoration of an eroding Great Blue Heron rookery located on one of Lake Norman’s most exposed islands. The stabilization project will help conserve Heron Island, an ecologically significant and diminishing wildlife habitat. The islands are natural resources and sanctuaries for wildlife as shore front property has been…

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Press Release: NC Wildlife Federation Restoring Great Blue Heron Rookery in Lake Norman

Restoration of Heron Island Lake Norman

Restoration of ‘Heron Island’ will help protect the natural resource from further shoreline degradation caused by erosion CHARLOTTE, NC (Feb. 21, 2020) – Local wildlife conservationists have begun shoreline and vegetation restoration of an eroding Great Blue Heron rookery located on one of Lake Norman’s most exposed islands. The North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) is…

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Trees4Trash: New program takes action on behalf of wildlife and habitats

We’ve all seen online videos showing heroic people saving wildlife from being entangled, impaled, and strangled by plastic bags, six-pack rings, straws, and other trash. We’ve watched our streams and creeks collect debris and become coffee-like, thick from development runoff. And we’ve witnessed wildlife lose their habitat as acres of trees are cut down for…

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Something Fishy: NCWF’s Fisheries Management 2019 Year in Review

For decades, conflict, intense arguments of opposing opinions and stakeholders, and inability to unite for a common good has hindered effective fisheries management in North Carolina.  Despite promises of reform by the current state administration, North Carolina fisheries and marine ecosystems continue to collapse in the wake of fisheries management stalemates and politics. Yields of…

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Special NCWF gift opportunity!

If you’re making a list and checking it twice, you may be faced with the challenge of finding a gift for that person who has everything… This year, why not make an honorary donation to wildlife or purchase an item in their honor from the NCWF Wish List?! When you make an honorary gift of…

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NCWF’s Vision for One Mission, One Commission

North Carolina Wildlife Federation proposes a Consolidation of the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries into the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to Eliminate Redundancy and Improve Natural Resource Management Efficacy.  Read the full Resolution. Click here to review the One Mission, One Commission Executive Summary.      

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