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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North Carolina Wildlife Federation

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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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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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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NCWF has been working fiercely for NC marine fisheries reform. We’ve collaborated with NC legislators to produce a slate of bills that will protect and enhance NC marine fisheries. Read more about our declining fisheries and the science behind Let ‘Em Spawn reforms. Hundreds of millions of fishes too young to spawn or reproduce die…

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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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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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Summer is here and so are some new and exciting programs at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge! Do you want to learn more about red wolves, black bears, or waterfowl? Would you like the chance to see a live red wolf up close? Have you ever wondered, “What is a Pocosin anyways?” Join NCWF’s Refuge…

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