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  • NCWF News & Events
    Events Archive Posts from May 2014 NET RESULTS The Dark Side of INSHORE Shrimp Trawling in North Carolina Archives April 2016 March 2016 October 2015 August 2015 July 2015 May 2015 February 2015 January 2015 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 May 2014 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

    Original URL path: http://www.ncwf.org/news/archives/2014/05 (2016-05-01)
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  • The Butterfly Highway PROGRAM : NCWF
    flowering plants to support butterflies bees birds and other pollen and nectar dependent wildlife These green spaces and pollinator gardens will connect and thread throughout North Carolina to create The Butterfly Highway To accomplish this NCWF is Partnering with state and local transportation agencies to include native grasses pollinator nectar and host plants in all roadside plantings Engaging private landowners and public lands in large scale native meadow and river restoration projects Working with the community to add pollinator pit stops areas that include native pollinator nectar and host plants to residential yards libraries community centers and local businesses The Butterfly Highway project began with several Charlotte communities that wanted to beautify their environment through planting gardens Through the project these communities transformed community gardens backyard gardens public spaces and park fragments into new pollinator and wildlife habitats Learn more about The Butterfly Highway Criteria for Butterfly Highway garden designation Register your Butterfly Highway garden Programs Home Great Outdoors University GoU The Butterfly Highway NC Teaming With Wildlife Coalition Certified Wildlife Habitat W A I T Island Habitat Program Wildlife Friendly Development Certification Program Fellowship Actions Impacting the Habitat F A I T H NCWF Scholarship Grants Governor s Conservation

    Original URL path: http://www.ncwf.org/programs/butterfly-highway (2016-05-01)
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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://www.ncwf.org/programs/teaming-with-wildlife (2016-05-01)
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  • Certified Wildlife Habitat Program : NCWF
    species It is easy and fun Four Basic Needs Of Wildlife Food Native plants provide wildlife with nectar seeds and berries Feeders can supplement Water All animals need water to survive and some need water for bathing or breeding Cover Wildlife needs shelter to escape bad weather and predators Places to Raise Young Wildlife needs special habitat for bearing and raising young Creating Habitat for Wildlife is Beneficial to People too Wise planting reduces home energy costs Improves water quality filters pollutants curbs water usage and minimizes water bills Helps control soil erosion Planting native wildflowers and shrubs reduces area to mow while attracting wildlife Find native plants Native Plant List Serves as an area to enjoy nature bird watch and observe wildlife Creating a backyard habitat increases your property value Outdoor Classrooms The NCWF schoolyard program creates outdoor learning classrooms transforming schoolyards with bluebird trails native gardens for pollinators tree orchards and wildlife areas Did you know Providing bird houses and bat boxes helps control mosquitoes pest insects and reduces the need for insecticides and pesticides that are harmful to wildlife Birds eat many insects In just one night one bat can consume up to 3 000 insects Eagles

    Original URL path: http://www.ncwf.org/programs/certified-wildlife-habitat (2016-05-01)
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  • ​WAIT Program : NCWF
    life for diverse wildlife species These habitats are an inspiration for wildlife education that benefit employees and the entire community WAIT Application for Certification PDF WAIT Certified Participating Sites Boys Life Magazine Article PDF Read about a W A I T certification member The North Carolina Wildlife Federation has granted Pfizer Inc in Sanford the prestigious Wildlife and Industry Together W A I T certification Pfizer colleagues and community volunteers have enhanced 72 acres including 22 acres of wetlands 22 acres of meadows and 28 acres of woodlands for wildlife They installed nesting boxes for owls wood ducks nut hatches and bluebirds as well as mourning dove and kestrel nesting structures and a dozen reptile and amphibian cover boards The W A I T program has helped us further enhance our already picturesque campus said Lynn Bottone Pfizer Sanford Site Leader This recognition from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation is an honor for all of our colleagues who enjoy watching the wildlife in their natural habitats each day Programs Home Great Outdoors University GoU The Butterfly Highway NC Teaming With Wildlife Coalition Certified Wildlife Habitat W A I T Island Habitat Program Wildlife Friendly Development Certification Program Fellowship Actions Impacting

    Original URL path: http://www.ncwf.org/programs/wait (2016-05-01)
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  • ​Island Habitat Program : NCWF
    miles of the Catawba River System If your group club or organization would like to adopt an Island contact your local chapter or Tim Gestwicki at JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address Help make sure the river and lake islands you enjoy are kept clean and healthy for wildlife Help Save Island Habitats Now View Island Habitat Powerpoint Programs Home Great Outdoors University GoU The Butterfly Highway

    Original URL path: http://www.ncwf.org/programs/island-habitat (2016-05-01)
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  • Wildlife Friendly Development Certification Program : NCWF
    protect birds wildlife and biodiversity Avoid planting invasive non native plants and add more native plants and trees Non natives disrupt the entire food web because native insects depend on native plants Native insects and small animals are vital in rearing baby birds and other wildlife Properties landscaped with solely native plants sustain not only a greater number of birds but more species of birds A wide diversity of native birds indicates a healthy ecosystem Eliminate use of pesticides Seek safer methods About one of our WFD certified sites Woodlands at Davidson is a 50 acre residential neighborhood located near Davidson and a certified Wildlife Friendly Development The developer John Robbins incorporated wildlife friendly features into the residential development maintaining a large area of forested land streams and wetlands that is now used as a common green space by the homeowners Native plants were used for landscaping and building in ways that caused the least disturbance to wildlife Nature trails wind through The Woodlands for the residents to enjoy along with a crabapple orchard The enthusiasm our homeowners have shown for the amenities and for the wildlife is heartwarming Robbins said We have homeowners planting the right species putting up

    Original URL path: http://www.ncwf.org/programs/wildlife-friendly-development-certification (2016-05-01)
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  • Fellowship Actions Impacting the Habitat Program : NCWF
    place of beauty and tranquility It s easy Form a team from your congregation and select a team leader Consult the F A I T H checklist below and let your inspiration guide you Go to F A I T H Application DOC F A I T H Checklist DOC for more information You can use native plants create a perfect garden for hummingbirds butterflies and song birds Create a meditation prayer garden a nature trail make nesting boxes and feeding stations for wildlife Send us a photo of your F A I T H habitat to share and inspire others Read about F A I T H Wildlife Habitat at Trinity Presbyterian Church Trinity Presbyterian Church of Charlotte is blessed with many assets not the least of which is a beautiful and spacious campus the Rev Dr William Cockrill said in a news release In a vibrant fast paced city the Trinity campus offers an increasingly needed sanctuary from the hustle and bustle not only for people but for a great variety of wildlife Indeed an oft used symbol of Trinity is the picture of a pair of red tail hawks that regularly perch on the steeple Carolina Weekly

    Original URL path: http://www.ncwf.org/programs/fellowship-actions-impacting-the-habitat (2016-05-01)
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