NCWF News & Announcements

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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NCWF’s Second Annual Photography Contest

May 8, 2020

Calling all amateur photographers! North Carolina Wildlife Federation invites you to submit entries for our Second Annual Wildlife Photography Contest from May 1st to July 31st. Submit your favorite NC photos to share with other North Carolinians and be one of the four winners of our second photography contest. Images should highlight the beauty of…

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Fred Harris

Conservation Conversations: Talking “Little T” with Fred Harris

April 30, 2020

Fred Harris joined the North Carolina Wildlife Federation in 2011 as a natural resources specialist, following a notable 36-year career with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.  He began his tenure at the commission as a fishery biologist, later working his way up to chief and then deputy director of the agency.  He was president of…

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People in Nature

NCWF Joins Challenge to EPA’s Gutting of Clean Water Protections in Federal Court

April 30, 2020

EPA Rule Paves Way for Wetlands and Small Streams Destruction On Wednesday, conservation groups challenged in federal court the administration’s effort to gut clean water protections from wetlands and streams that feed drinking-water sources for 200 million Americans and 32 million people in the South, or seven out of ten Southerners. The legal challenge, filed…

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