North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Declining Habitat, Declining Wildlife

What is CURE and why does wildlife need it?  CURE is the Cooperative Upland habitat Restoration and Enhancement program developed by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) because wildlife that require early-successional habitats are among the most imperiled species in the United States, across the South, and within North Carolina.  Bobwhite quail have become the “flagship species” among this group, but it also includes numerous declining songbirds, many species of mammals such as rabbits, pollinators such as butterflies, and many species of amphibians and reptiles.


CURE addresses the decline of an entire ecosystem of species
requiring quality brushy, grassy, and weedy landscapes.


Bobwhite Quail with Brood


Covey of Wild Bobwhites