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  • ​GOU Program : NCWF
    Carolina Wildlife Federation designed to bring life changing experiences to kids 6 18 years who have limited opportunity to explore the natural world Click here to see latest GoU news Programs Home GoU Home About Great Outdoors University GoU Leadership Sponsor a Kid GoU Partners Kids Learning Outdoors GoU Kids help Wildlife GoU News Updates GoU Volunteers GoU Day Trips How to Support GoU Contact Us Copyright North Carolina Wildlife

    Original URL path: http://ncwf.org/programs/gou (2016-05-01)
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  • soundsolutions : NCWF
    more known for ineffective policy mismanagement and unsustainable fishing practices Increasing pressures including habitat loss and water quality degradation are threatening our fisheries According to the Division of Marine Fisheries the long term sustainability of many NC fisheries is in jeopardy Some of our most important fish are already depleted including Southern Flounder and Speckled Trout Many more are headed that way For decades reform has been thwarted because parties on opposite sides of the debate cannot agree Potential policies are so opposed by one side or the other often without any understanding of the proposal legislators won t touch them Sound Approach In 2014 we embarked on this campaign to reform marine resource conservation and are committed to enhancing education raising awareness and taking actions to drive true change With the Public Trust Doctrine and North American Model of Fish and Wildlife Conservation as our guides we hold the belief that North Carolina s marine resources and wildlife are public trusts and as such must be protected and sustained for the use and benefit of all citizens present and future NCWF has a balanced SOUND approach to the challenges facing our sounds We recognize the importance of both commercial and recreational fishing but today s practices are unsustainable Without stewardship NC s marine resources will deplete until there s nothing left for anyone The Sound Solutions approach involves three foundational tenets HABITAT Strengthen protection of the waters and habitats that make up North Carolina s inner coast as well as those that flow into our sounds MANAGEMENT Impact change in the way NC s marine fisheries and habitats are managed and regulated GEAR Influence changes to destructive fishing gear and unsustainable methods Sound Goals Safeguard against habitat loss degradation of water quality and loss of resources Improve long term

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  • ​Teaming with Wildlife Program : NCWF
    332 5696 or JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address NC Teaming with Wildlife Coalition Coordinator NC Wildlife Federation Conservation Director Implementing the North Carolina Wildlife Action Plan North Carolina s Wildlife Action Plan is a 577 page document that details steps needed to be taken to conserve 371 priority species of birds mammals reptiles amphibians fish mollusks and crustaceans Produced by the N C Wildlife Resources Commission the plan charts the course for the future of North Carolina wildlife NCWF has committed to help our members connect with this far reaching initiative and work to find hands on projects that will help implement the Wildlife Action Plan This is a critical function of our growing statewide network of NCWF chapters North Carolina s Diverse Lands Waters and Wildlife North Carolina stretches from the Outer Banks where sea turtles and royal terns nest back across 1 8 million acres of the Albemarle Pamlico estuary The black water streams and pocosins of the coastal plain blend into the rolling hills of the piedmont where red cockaded woodpeckers live in remnants of what was once a vast longleaf pine forest Then come the mountains where elevations may exceed 6 000 feet and plants and animals from colder climates are common This spectacular wildlife heritage is one reason why more than 8 million people make North Carolina their home As North Carolina grows the North Carolina Wildlife Action Plan can help us fulfill our responsibility to conserve wildlife and the places they live for future generations A Powerful Coalition to Conserve our Wildlife Heritage More than 150 organizations and businesses from across North Carolina have come together to spread the word about the North Carolina Wildlife Action Plan and to secure the funding it needs for success YOU CAN HELP by

    Original URL path: http://ncwf.org/programs/teaming-with-wildlife (2016-05-01)
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  • ​NCWF Resolutions : NCWF
    Resolutions 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 Copyright North Carolina Wildlife Federation 2016 Raleigh Office 1024 Washington St Raleigh NC 27605 919 833 1923 Charlotte Office 1346 Saint Julien Street Charlotte NC 28205 704 332

    Original URL path: http://ncwf.org/resolutions (2016-05-01)
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  • NCWF Chapters : NCWF
    mobilization and policy expertise 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 Hold monthly meetings conduct field trips and work on interesting wildlife projects in their communities Join a chapter and get involved If you are interested in forming a NCWF wildlife chapter please contact Christopher North Conservation Director JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address or 704 332 5696 Our Chapters Albemarle Conservation Wildlife Chapter Elizabeth City NC Facebook Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves With Nature CROWN Website Facebook Concord Wildlife Alliance Concord NC Website Facebook Fayetteville Increasing Sustainable Habitat FISH Facebook Gaston County Piedmont Area Wildlife Stewards PAWS Website Greater Raleigh Outdoors and Wildlife GROW Raleigh NC Facebook Habitat and Wildlife Keepers HAWK Matthews NC Website Meetup Website Facebook Lake James Area Wildlife and Nature Society Website Facebook Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists Mooresville NC Website Facebook Newsletters Mountain Island Lake Wildlife Stewards Belmont and Charlotte NC Mountain Wild Asheville NC Website Facebook Pamlico Albemarle Wildlife Conservationists Facebook Protecting Advocating and Conserving Together PACT in the High Country Avery Watauga and

    Original URL path: http://ncwf.org/about-us/ncwf-chapters (2016-05-01)
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  • ​GoU News & Updates : NCWF
    academic performance North Carolina Wildlife Federation received 71 000 to expand the Great Outdoors University of Greater Charlotte a program providing meaningful life changing outdoor experiences for children Care Ring received 90 000 to hire a Spanish speaking nurse to expand the Nurse Family Partnership program This program pairs first time low income pregnant women with registered nurses beginning early in pregnancy through the child s second birthday Community Culinary School of Charlotte received 55 000 to support its Workforce Development through Culinary Arts program which provides culinary training and job search assistance for adults with barriers to employment or in need of social integration The Women s Impact Fund has emerged as one of the largest women s collective giving groups in the country The fund has made 54 grants totaling more than 4 million It will host the Women s Collective Giving Grantmakers Network Leadership Forum on Oct 15 17 in Charlotte Details http www womensimpactfund org Kids enjoy uncovering the clues to solve the mystery on a day of sleuthing with GoU at the Rescue Ranch GoU s Trailblazers on an Adventure Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte Woodland Discovery a Destination Partner with GoU This program supported in part with funding from the Arts Science Council Kids enjoying a day of fun and adventure Trailblazing with GoU at Woodland Discovery Fantastic Fish Our Participant Partner Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte McDowell Nature Preserve a Destination Partner with GoU This program supported in part with funding from the Arts Science Council Enjoy a few pictures of the kids with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte enjoying Fantastic Fish with GoU at McDowell Nature Preserve Habitat Quest Our Participant Partner Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte Rescue Ranch a Destination Partner with GoU This program supported in part with funding from the Arts Science Council Kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte going on a Habitat Quest with GoU are having a fantastic time at the Rescue Ranch GoU s Connecting Kids with Nature Matching Gift Challenge We have been given a wonderful gift this year in the form of a matching gift challenge for our Great Outdoors University GoU GoU connects kids with nature in life changing ways and brings them positive educational experiences Children and youth have a unique opportunity to experience a living laboratory outdoors filled with inspiration and wonderful surprises where hands on discoveries can be made and learning is fun The value of this kind of program to a child s health and well being is supported by educators and pediatricians We need a program like this that inspires curiosity fosters a passion for learning builds self confidence encourages teamwork and promotes physical fitness One child summed up his GoU experience in eight words This is the greatest day of my life But to grow and sustain this program we need your help Your support can give more kids the opportunity to experience the

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