NCWF News & Announcements

Trees4Trash Challenge
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October 20, 2020

Whether it’s acorns filling the bellies of black bear, maple trees providing leaves for caterpillars to munch, or clumps of pine trees offering nesting for brown-headed nuthatches, trees are essential for wildlife. Trees also improve water and air quality, reduce pollution and help lower temperatures by providing shade. Trees make significant contributions to our communities…

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Free Online Hunting and Processing Seminars Offered in September

August 26, 2020

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) will offer five free online deer hunting and processing seminars from Sept. 14 – 18. The “Introduction to Deer Hunting” and the “Practical Deer Processing: From Field to Freezer” seminars are open to everyone, but were created for individuals who have never hunted,…

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Conservation Conversations: Howling for the Red Wolf

August 21, 2020

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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One Mission, One Commission: 6 reasons N.C. needs a united fish and wildlife agency

July 28, 2020

Efficiency and science-based management are critical aspects of any professional natural resource management program. North Carolina has two agencies with this responsibility, the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission (WRC) and Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF). While their missions are closely aligned, having two separate management entities creates duplication, ambiguity, redundancy and inefficiency.   Remaking the landscape…

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NC Wildlife Federation introduces Prey for the Pack habitat program for private landowners

July 13, 2020

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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NCWF Challenges You to Get Outside Every Day!

June 26, 2020

With schools closed and group activities canceled, it is more important than ever to get outside. Time outdoors supports overall well-being for everyone, especially children! We challenge you to get outside with the kids in your life or engage in nature-based activities for at least 30 minutes a day . Take the Outside Every Day…

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NCWF Hails Passage of Historic Great American Outdoors Act

June 19, 2020

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) is hailing a sweeping 75-23 U.S. Senate vote supporting historic bipartisan legislation for The Great American Outdoors Act. The legislation will permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and create a fund to address the maintenance backlog on public lands. “Whether you hunt, fish, hike,…

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Exploring in stream exploring during GoU with Mary Bures

Conservation Conversations: Heading Outdoors with Mary Bures and GoU

June 2, 2020

Great Outdoors University (GoU) brings outdoor adventures to kids of all ages who have limited opportunities to explore the natural world. For many, a GoU experience is the first time they’ve had a chance to connect with the great outdoors – whether it’s exploring a lake by canoe, learning to fish, observing wildlife up close,…

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Diamondback Terrapin Turtles

Diamondback Terrapin turtles are going to pot. It’s time for a change.

May 21, 2020

Diamondback Terrapin turtle populations on North Carolina’s coast have declined considerably due to blue crab pot by-catch mortality and other habitat-related issues, despite 22-plus years of deliberations between the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission (NCMFC) and North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF). The conservation of this public trust resource has never been taken seriously.…

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NCWF Accepting Applications for Scholarship Grants

May 12, 2020

Applications for NCWF scholarships are currently being accepted from full-time students who are committed to environmental and natural resource conservation and management. Students must be majoring in the areas of wildlife, fisheries, forestry, conservation or the environment. For more than 50 years, North Carolina Wildlife Federation has offered scholarship grants to help hundreds of North…

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