NC Wildlife Federation Networking Site

To advocate the conservation and enhancement of all wildlife and its habitat.

NC Wildlife Federation Networking Site is a social network


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Kourtney Smith is now a member of NC Wildlife Federation Networking Site
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Rebecca Baker is now a member of NC Wildlife Federation Networking Site
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Manatees/No Wake Zone

Started by Susan Hinger Jun 21, 2012.

Lady Slippers 2 Replies

Started by Jason M. Edwards. Last reply by Kenneth D. Harrison Sr. Mar 3, 2012.

John Kreger 2 Replies

Started by martha ruskai. Last reply by David Stambaugh Aug 24, 2011.

NC Nature Stuff!

Great resource for information on backyard bird feeding
National Bird Feeding Society

Gardening Info

Home Vegetable Gardening

NCSU Vegetable Guide

NC Vegetable Planting Guide

Can a Vegetable Garden Save You Money?

Mother Earth News National Survey of Most Productive Garden Crops Jan 31, 2009

Nature Photography
Check out the Carolina's Nature Photographer's Association for some world class images of nature in North Carolina!
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Environmental Resources - for Wildlife Stewards!

Below are resources, links and documents pertaining to various environmental, nature, conservation and sustainability topics. If you have something you would like to submit, please contact Carol Buie-Jackson or Ernie McLaney.
Right click on links and select "Open in New Window".

Certify your backyard with the National Wildlife Federation and the North Carolina WIldlife Federation: Click here!

Going Native: Urban Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants. This is a great website full of useful resources and guides. Click here!

Learn more about native plants from the NC Native Plant Society. Click here

Use these "Tip Sheets" to help plan and enhance your wildlife habitat. Click here!

Order these FREE publications on environmental stewardship: Landscaping for Wildlife.doc

Want to learn more about North Carolina WIldlife? Click here!

The North Carolina State Wildlife Extension. Click here!

North Carolina's State Parks. Click here!

Environmental news across North Carolina. Click here!

NWF resource: Outdoor education and outdoor school time = better student performance. Click here!


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Welcome to the North Carolina Wildlife Federation webpage!

Thank you for visiting the North Carolina Wildlife Federation Chapter and Member networking site, now with over 870 members from all over North Carolina. We invite you to look around and hope that you will join our efforts to protect, preserve and restore wildlife and their habitat across our great state. Please feel free to join the discussions about environmental and conservation issues, and post your favorite wildlife images. (We reserve the right to delete content deemed not appropriate for this site)                          


After tallying over 3,000 individual votes, North Carolina's Ten Natural Wonders (in alphabetical order) are:

* Blue Ridge Parkway
* Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout
* Grandfather Mountain
* Great Smoky Mountains
* Lake Mattamuskeet
* Lumber River
* Merchants Millpond State Park
* Mountains to Sea Trail
* New River
* Ocracoke Island

Check out these places for a holiday visit or for planning your next trip.

This list was generated by the Land For Tomorrow Coalition, a statewide partnership of concerned citizens, businesses, interest groups and local governments urging the General Assembly to fully fund the state's conservation trust funds. NCWF is proud to be an active supporter.


Join us in protecting wildlife & their habitat across NC!

Blog Posts

Habitat Steward: My First Year


Last summer,  when I became Habit Steward Certified, at the NC  NWF training, I knew what I wanted to do: expand native plants for native pollinators and all fauna (us included) and eradicate invasive plants!  AND! get county and city governments PROCLAMATIONS: 

 “If you love land in Transylvania, PLANT NATIVES!”  

Placed at real estate offices, the building, planning…


Posted by Susan Sunflower on May 7, 2014 at 7:47am

Environmental Education Programs

We will be offering the following Environmental Education Workshops at Hanging Rock State Park

BirdSleuth 9a-4p

Whether you are a teacher, a homeschool parent, or an …


Posted by George Jefferson on September 7, 2012 at 9:07am

Biomass - yes, invasive species - no

From Steve Moore, Special Projects Manager, South Carolina Wildlife Federation

Biomass - yes, invasive species - no


It is becoming increasingly obvious that relying on coal, oil, gas, and uranium for our energy needs is environmentally destructive and not sustainable.  When we look around for more benign energy sources, it is natural that we should turn to biomass as part of the answer to this problem.  South Carolina is blessed with abundant forest resources,…


Posted by Christopher North on May 10, 2012 at 12:08pm


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Items of Interest

In response to the increasing interest in native plants and the environment, the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens has partnered with the NC Native Plant Society and the Habitat and Wildlife Keepers to offer a series of in-depth courses combining lecture and hands-on learning, leading to a Certificate in Native Plant Studies.

What can be gained from pursuing the Certificate?

* A solid foundation of knowledge and appreciation of the Piedmont flora and its ecology – for personal or professional benefit.
* Training in identification, plant selection, planning and maintenance of gardens and landscapes that primarily utilize native plants, and other specialized skills (depending on electives chosen).

Who should pursue a Certificate?
* Home gardeners
* Naturalists
* Habitat stewards
* Landscapers & land developers
* Environmentalists, conservationists
* Environmental educators

Click here for more information

Mecklenburg County created an extensive list of native plants, their soil and light requirements and what they provide for wildlife. Feel free to download these files to your computer
Native Tree List.xls

Native Flower List.xls

Native Shrub List.xls

Native Grass List.xls

Invasive Plants of North Carolina

Meck County Invasive list and native alternatives.doc


Downloadable guidelines on how to attract bats and where to put your bat house from Bat Conservation International



Wildlife Action Plan

Implementing the NC Wildlife Action Plan.doc

Is your yard certified?

NWF News & Updates

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See the nature around you with National Wildlife Federation

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