NCWF News & Announcements

Restoration of Heron Island Lake Norman

Press Release: NC Wildlife Federation Restoring Great Blue Heron Rookery in Lake Norman

February 25, 2020

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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Trees4Trash: New program takes action on behalf of wildlife and habitats

February 24, 2020

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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Something Fishy: NCWF’s Fisheries Management 2019 Year in Review

January 20, 2020

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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Special NCWF gift opportunity!

December 11, 2019

If you’re making a list and checking it twice, you may be faced with the challenge of finding a gift for that person who has everything… This year, why not make an honorary donation to wildlife or purchase an item in their honor from the NCWF Wish List?! When you make an honorary gift of…

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NCWF’s Vision for One Mission, One Commission

November 20, 2019

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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N.C. Wildlife Federation Challenges Repeal of Clean Water Act Protections in Federal Court

October 28, 2019

North Carolina Wildlife Federation joined other conservation groups  challenging in court the Trump administration’s effort to strip away crucial clean water protections from rivers, lakes, streams and other waters that feed drinking-water sources for 200 million Americans. That figure includes 32 million people in the South, or seven out of ten Southerners. The legal challenge,…

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North Carolina Support for Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

October 9, 2019

Letter to Members of the North Carolina Congressional Delegation We, the undersigned North Carolina groups and organizations, support preventing fish and wildlife from becoming endangered by dedicating general treasury funds annually to the federal Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Program. We believe that collaborative conservation is the most effective way to recover wildlife populations and strongly…

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Tips to Prevent Window Collisions for Birds

October 2, 2019

How can you avoid that familiar, unpleasant sound of a bird accidentally crashing into your window or sliding glass door? American Birds Conservancy estimates that window/door collisions kill more than 365 million birds annually in the United States. Here are a few simple changes that you can make in your own home to help the…

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Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet

September 10, 2019

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation presented the 56th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards last Saturday evening. 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 agency…

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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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