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North Carolina Support for Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

Letter to Members of the North Carolina Congressional Delegation We, the undersigned North Carolina groups and organizations, support preventing fish and wildlife from becoming endangered by dedicating general treasury funds annually to the federal Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Program. We believe that collaborative conservation is the most effective way to recover wildlife populations and strongly…

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Tips to Prevent Window Collisions for Birds

How can you avoid that familiar, unpleasant sound of a bird accidentally crashing into your window or sliding glass door? American Birds Conservancy estimates that window/door collisions kill more than 365 million birds annually in the United States. Here are a few simple changes that you can make in your own home to help the…

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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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