North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

2011 Regional Workshop Partners

National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife FederationThe National Wildlife Federation has supported the regional workshops through presentations that  highlight how climate change will prompt a fundamental shift in natural resource management and conservation.  A summary of recent climate change adaptation strategies was provided in the context of natural resource management and fish and wildlife conservation measures that can be implemented now (no regrets) and long-term to help natural systems withstand and adapt to new climate conditions.

The Defenders of Wildlife
Defenders of WildlifeDefenders of Wildlife presented a summary of a climate change adaptation report they prepared specifically addressing impacts of climate change to fish and wildlife in North Carolina. Topics in this report include: climate change models and projections applicable to North Carolina, potential impacts on priority habitats and species, a review of synergistic threats, and approaches to vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning.  Defenders also provided color copies of the report’s Executive Summary for distribution to workshop participants.

Defenders of Wildlife worked with Commission staff to design and implement a North Carolina portal on the Conservation Registry to capture information about conservation efforts by partners and stakeholders.  The purpose of the Conservation Registry is to help users understand the context, distribution, and effectiveness of collective efforts to protect and restore ecosystems. Defenders of Wildlife supported the Regional Workshops through a web presentation describing how the portal will record, track, and map on-the-ground conservation projects.  

N.C. State University
The North Carolina State University Forestry and Environmental Outreach Program (FEOP) provided support and assistance with workshop registration and on-line publicity of workshop dates.  FEOP works cooperatively with public and private organizations to develop and facilitiate forums for discussion and exchange of information, ideas, and perspectives on sustainable natural resource management and stewardship.

More Information
For more information on broader issues related to climate change in North Carolina, visit

Related Information

2017 Regional Workshop materials

Presentations (in PDF format)


NC Wildlife Resources Commission


-  Data Sets from the 2015 NC Wildlife Action Plan - an overview 


(Presenter: Cindy Simpson, NC Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator, NCWRC)


-  Green Growth Toolbox - Technical Assistance Program


(Presenters:  Kacy Cook, Brooke Massa, NCWRC)


-  Wildlife Conservation Land Program - Habitat Conservation by Private Landowners


(Presenter: Brad Howard, NCWRC)



Return to N.C. Wildlife Action Plan

Contact Information

Please contact the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission with questions about the workshop, the N.C. Wildlife Action Plan or the climate change website.

Cindy Simpson
Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
1721 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1721
(919) 707-0227 Direct

(919) 707-0028 FAX

Download instructions in Adobe PDF format for entering project information on the Conservation Registry