Wildlife need habitat for food, water, shelter and reproduction. Find out where wildlife lives in your area – from the mountains to the coast to your own backyard.

Mountain:

From high peak spruce-fir forests to low floodplain valleys, the mountainous western region of North Carolina provides specialized habitat for a broad array of biodiversity.

Coast:

Eastern North Carolina is home to longleaf pine ecosystems, wetlands, maritime forests and other critical habitats for terrestrial and aquatic species

Piedmont:

North Carolina’s classic Piedmont habitats include old fields, rock outcrops, streams and woodlands, where species diversity for some animal groups, such as amphibians, reptiles and birds, is relatively high.

Backyard:

Your backyard can be a wildlife habitat. Find out how.

N.C. River Basins


North Carolina River Basins
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(N.C. Environmental Education website)

N.C. Ecoregions Map