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Landmark Marine Fisheries Reform Bill Adopted in House

In an historic vote, the North Carolina House passed House Bill 483, otherwise known as Let Them Spawn, in a bipartisan vote of 58 to 47. This is the first time in decades that any marine fisheries policy has moved this far forward in the legislative process. “We applaud the House members who were able…

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Let ‘Em Spawn Before They’re Gone:
Fix Our Fisheries Now!

NCWF has been working fiercely for NC marine fisheries reform. We’ve collaborated with NC legislators to produce a slate of bills that will protect and enhance NC marine fisheries. Read more about our declining fisheries and the science behind Let ‘Em Spawn reforms. Hundreds of millions of fishes too young to spawn or reproduce die…

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Business/Conservation Coalition letter to General Assembly points out economic benefits of NC Marine Fisheries reform

North Carolina Wildlife Federation has joined a coalition of conservation organizations and recreational fishing industries to urge the North Carolina General Assembly to support a slate of legislation that is currently under consideration by the NC Senate and House of Representatives. The 2017 harvest of important species like Atlantic Croaker, Blue Crab, Southern Flounder, Spot,…

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NCWF Corporate Action Day for Pollinators at the Boys & Girls Club

It is an honor to work with NC communities and locals for wildlife and habitats across the state because that’s where real change happens. Recently, NCWF’s Tara Moore and Mary Bures organized volunteers from Optima Engineering to plant pollinator and vegetable gardens and clear a nature trail at Milton Road Boys and Girls Club. Click…

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NCWF Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Scholarships and Grants

Students committed to environmental and natural resource conservation and management can apply now for a 2019 North Carolina Wildlife Federation scholarship. The Federation will provide up to seven grants to students awarded as seven $1,000 grants, or six $1,000 grants and one $2,500 Conservation Leadership grant, which may be awarded to a student of exemplary…

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Bear Aware: What to do and not do

Become BearWise. That’s the advice N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologists are giving now that the weather is warm, and bears are on the move. Bear sightings throughout the state are increasingly common as more people move into and near bear habitat. While bears are not inherently dangerous and are rarely aggressive toward people, biologists urge…

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Live Osprey Cam on Lake Norman

Our beloved and famous ospreys, Reuben and Cherise, have arrived at Lake Norman! There’s already been a lot of action too. They’re tending to their nest and getting ready for young osprey to hatch this spring. No eggs yet but we should see anywhere from one to four in April or May with hatchlings in…

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Historic Legislation Passes Congress

Sweeping land conservation package is adopted An historic vote occurred in the United States Congress this week as Senate bill 47 was adopted by a wide margin. The legislation provides a sweeping public lands conservation package including permanent re-authorization of the landmark Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). North Carolina Senator Richard Burr tirelessly championed LWCF for North Carolina…

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NC Division of Marine Fisheries Fiscal Analysis of NCWF Petition is Fatally Flawed and Biased

Two years ago, NC Wildlife Federation filed a petition for rule making with the NC Marine Fisheries Commission to protect aquatic juvenile nursery habitat and reduce by-catch from large scale shrimp trawling in North Carolina sounds. On January 14, 2019, the division of marine fisheries finally released their fiscal analysis of our petition. Their analysis…

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