NCWF News & Announcements

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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Valdese Trees4Trash clean up.

North Carolina Wildlife Federation hosting statewide trash cleanup project, May 11-17

April 27, 2020

Trees4Trash program challenge encourages residents to help wildlife, waterways and habitats by removing trash from their neighborhoods  The North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) is hosting a statewide Trees4Trash (T4T) volunteer cleanup effort May 11-17, to help protect wildlife from trash ingestion, strangulation and entrapment. Click here to register for the Trees4Trash Neighborhood Challenge. “With COVID-19…

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Family Fun Guide

NCWF’s Family Guide to Enjoying Nature Close to Home

April 16, 2020

Nature can heal, soothe, restore and connect us to the Earth, each other and our communities. Nature also improves our mood and calms overactive minds. “Look deep into nature,” Albert Einstein said, “and then you will understand everything better.”  During the Coronavirus pandemic and unprecedented shift in our daily lives, many of us have some…

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Young animals in the spring time.

Baby Animals in Spring: Help or Walk Away?

April 2, 2020

Spring has sprung, which means the days are longer and everything is blooming. Birds are singing, buds are bursting, leaves are unfolding, bees and butterflies are pollinating and many wildlife species are busy tending to their newly-born offspring. In the coming days and weeks, you may notice young animals who seem to be alone or…

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“Vitamin N” is for Nature

March 18, 2020

I just read the news that President Donald Trump said gatherings should be limited to 10 people to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The coronavirus is scary and has caused many people and their families a lot of stress and worry. Some people can’t work, kids can’t go to school, and sadly, many people…

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NC deer and elk urine ban

NCWF Weighs in on Deer Urine Ban

March 14, 2020

North Carolina Wildlife Federation CEO, Tim Gestwicki, shared his thoughts on the NC Wildlife Resources Commission’s new rule to prevent people from spreading chronic wasting disease through deer and elk urine and excretion. The new rule states: No person may possess or use any substance or material that contains or claims to contain any excretion…

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