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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Register now to be part of the Trees4Trash Neighborhood Cleanup Challenge! You can help protect wildlife from being harmed by trash and keep waterways clean and clear. Join North Carolina Wildlife Federation, Plastic Ocean Project, and wildlife volunteers throughout the state to collect 5,000 pounds of trash from May 11-17, 2020. We’ll plant a tree and…

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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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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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North Carolina Wildlife Federation

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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North Carolina Wildlife Federation joined other conservation groups  challenging in court the Trump administration’s effort to strip away crucial clean water protections from rivers, lakes, streams and other waters that feed drinking-water sources for 200 million Americans. That figure includes 32 million people in the South, or seven out of ten Southerners. The legal challenge,…

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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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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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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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