Red wolves (Canis rufus) once roamed the eastern half of the United States with a range extending from Missouri down to Texas and stretching east to the seaboard from southern New York all the way down to Florida, but populations declined to near extinction due to factors such as predator hunting and habitat changes. Today,…

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The North Carolina Wildlife Federation, in cooperation with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, is launching a habitat improvement program to help private landowners support wildlife on their property, including endangered species such as red wolves, while also meeting their land management goals The Prey for the Pack program is…

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Valdese Trees4Trash clean up.

Trees4Trash program challenge encourages residents to help wildlife, waterways and habitats by removing trash from their neighborhoods  The North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) is hosting a statewide Trees4Trash (T4T) volunteer cleanup effort May 11-17, to help protect wildlife from trash ingestion, strangulation and entrapment. Click here to register for the Trees4Trash Neighborhood Challenge. “With COVID-19…

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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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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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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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Our Impact Trees Planted 1,600 Pounds of Trash Collected 15,000 Pollinator Plants 400 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…

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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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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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