NCWF News & Announcements

Deer Hunting and Processing Seminars Offered in Raleigh, Fayetteville

August 20, 2019

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Wildlife Federation will offer eight free deer hunting and processing seminars in Raleigh and Fayetteville in September and October. The “Introduction to Deer Hunting” and the “Practical Deer Processing: From Field to Freezer” seminars are intended for individuals who have never hunted or are new to hunting.…

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NCWF Files Inshore trawling Rule Making Petition to protect juvenile fish and nursery habitat

August 13, 2019

The Marine Fisheries Commission is expected to vote on this proposal on Thursday, August 22. Read on for more on how you can show your support before they take final action. The N.C. Wildlife Federation is asking the Marine Fisheries Commission to: · Designate new Shrimp Trawl Management Areas in the Pamlico Sound and other…

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Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award Winners Announced

July 16, 2019

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation has announced the winners of the 56th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards. This year’s winners are exceedingly notable conservation devotees who work for wildlife, habitat, and those who cherish natural resources. They are land stewardship champions, water advocates, and leaders in the preservation of unique ecosystems. The award winners include…

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Landmark Marine Fisheries Reform Bill Adopted in House

June 28, 2019

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!

May 24, 2019

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

May 20, 2019

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

May 16, 2019

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

May 15, 2019

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

May 3, 2019

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

March 11, 2019

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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