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Affiliate of the Week: North Carolina Wildlife Federation
In honor of our 80th Anniversary celebration throughout 2016, the National Wildlife Federation is recognizing each of our Affiliate Partners in a special “Affiliate of the Week” blog series that showcases the dedicated conservation efforts taking place across the country each day. This week we celebrate our affiliate, the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, and their commitment to wildlife.
Who We Are
Since 1945, the North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) has worked to protect, conserve and restore North Carolina wildlife and habitat. From the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks and from forest or field, public or private, high country or cypress-ringed swamp, NCWF’s work encompasses projects as diverse as landscape-scale planning for large public holdings and backyard habitat improvements for homeowners.
NCWF works in the arenas of policy and protection, research and education, and direct hands-on conservation projects, which are all science-based and fortified by a network with a variety of wildlife and outdoor interests.
What We Do
NCWF has a broad array of signature programs that afford the enjoyment and conservation of wildlife and habitat:
- Great Outdoors University connects kids with nature by providing conservation-based experiential education outings designed to bring life-changing experiences to kids 6-18 years who have limited opportunity to explore the natural world. See more:
- Sound Solutions is an initiative to sustain North Carolina’s marine resources and reform our fisheries.
- Farmers and Communities Manage Deer connects farmers, people in need and hunters in a way that benefits them all since the venison is donated to help feed the hungry.
- The Butterfly Highway is a pollinator friendly habitat program connecting green spaces and pollinator gardens throughout North Carolina.
Making a National Impact
NCWF focuses resources and energy on the North Carolina delegation in Congress, working hand in hand with the National Wildlife Federation to support national wildlife-friendly policies on widespread issues, ranging from the Clean Water Act, Farm Bill, public lands, and energy issues. Further, the work they do for migratory birds, monarch butterflies and migratory marine fish throughout North Carolina helps bind the conservation fabric of our nation and ensure these species have a safe home on their journeys.
NCWF has its own wildlife chapter network, an effort designed to empower local wildlife enthusiasts—from anglers, backpackers, birders, hunters, photographers, and hikers—to have a direct and effective impact on the conservation of wildlife in their local community and the state of North Carolina.
Please see http://www.ncwf.org/about-us/ncwf-chapters to find a chapter in your neck of the woods.