What is CURE and why does wildlife need it? Declining habitat, declining wildlife.
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
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Introduction - Declining Habitat, Declining Wildlife
Past Wildlife Commission Efforts
CURE - The Early Years
Transition from Original CURE
Enhancing Traditional Quail Management to Benefit Songbirds
Conservation Reserve Program – CRP
Environmental Quality Incentives Program – EQIP
Wetlands Reserve Program – WRP
Management Recommendation for Grassland/Shrubland Birds
CURE Farm Map
North Carolina’s Best Early-successional Habitat (PDF)
Using Fire to Improve Wildlife Habitat (PDF)
Longleaf Pine Restoration (PDF)
Private Lands brochure(PDF)
Tarheel Wildlife: A Guide for Managing Wildlife on Private Lands In North Carolina
For more information about the future of CURE, please check for updates on this site or contact the Wildlife Management Division at 919-707-0050.