NCWF News & Announcements

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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Scholarships and Grants

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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Historic Legislation Passes Congress

February 28, 2019

Sweeping land conservation package is adopted An historic vote occurred in the United States Congress this week as Senate bill 47 was adopted by a wide margin. The legislation provides a sweeping public lands conservation package including permanent re-authorization of the landmark Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). North Carolina Senator Richard Burr tirelessly championed LWCF for North Carolina…

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NC Division of Marine Fisheries Fiscal Analysis of NCWF Petition is Fatally Flawed and Biased

February 25, 2019

Two years ago, NC Wildlife Federation filed a petition for rule making with the NC Marine Fisheries Commission to protect aquatic juvenile nursery habitat and reduce by-catch from large scale shrimp trawling in North Carolina sounds. On January 14, 2019, the division of marine fisheries finally released their fiscal analysis of our petition. Their analysis…

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Leading Conservationist Joins North Carolina Wildlife Federation

January 7, 2019

Manley Fuller Named Vice President of Conservation Policy One of the nation’s most effective conservation leaders is returning to his native North Carolina to help lead the North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s conservation initiatives. Manley Fuller has been named NCWF vice president of conservation policy. Fuller leaves the Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) as its president and…

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NCWF’s Great Outdoors University recognized as the Partners for Parks Nonprofit Organization of 2018

November 13, 2018

Partners for Parks recognizes individuals and organizations annually who have made significant contributions to promoting and enhancing parks, greenways, open spaces, active play, and recreational opportunities in the community. NC Wildlife Federation’s Great Outdoors University was chosen as the Non-Profit Organization of the year. Great Outdoors University offers experiential outdoor opportunities to more than 15,000…

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Red Wolf Ruling Announced

November 6, 2018

A ruling was made by a federal judge yesterday regarding the future of red wolves in North Carolina. You can read the full text of the court’s ruling here.

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Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award Winners Announced

July 17, 2018

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation has announced the winners of the 55th 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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