Snow's Cut Boating Access Area to Open This Weekend

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 7, 2011) –Renovations to the Snow’s Cut Boating Access Area have been completed, and the popular Carolina Beach site is set to re-open to public this weekend. The Commission received $500,000 in funding from sales of the Coastal Recreational Fishing License to assist in the improvements. About $400,000 from motorboat registration receipts also went toward the cost. “When funding like this is available to upgrade such a popular coastal site, the boaters and anglers of North Carolina benefit from the improved access,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services. “We are so grateful to receive this grant from the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, which allows us to make such a first-class upgrade to Snow’s Cut.” Improvements to the site include more than 100 feet of additional dock space, plus new make-ready and tie-down lanes. The site al
Wednesday, April 6, 2011/Author: Gayle Myers/Number of views (11368)/Comments (0)/

Phase Two of Kure Beach Boating Area Renovation Complete

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 7, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed renovations on the Federal Point Boating Access area and opened it to the public. The Federal Point Boating Access Area, off U.S. 421 in Kure Beach, has newly paved parking lots for both trailers and single vehicles, a boardwalk for beach access and concrete sidewalks. Last winter, during the first phase of the renovation, the site received new ramps, floating docks, a new concrete apron, filled basin and new bulkhead, breakwater and a retaining wall. “These renovations will make access to Buzzard Bay easier and more convenient for boaters who come from across the state to this extremely popular spot,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services. “We are grateful for the partnerships with other agencies that allowed us to make these renovations to Federal Point.” A large portion of phase one was
Wednesday, April 6, 2011/Author: Gayle Myers/Number of views (8234)/Comments (0)/

Help Conserve Wildlife; Check Line 30 on State Income Tax Form

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 7, 2011) — With April 18 fast approaching, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding taxpayers to remember wildlife when filling out their North Carolina State Income tax form this year. By checking line No. 30 on their tax forms and donating a portion of their tax refunds, North Carolina citizens can help conserve the state’s wildlife and their habitats, whether they love to hunt, fish, photograph wildlife, or watch birds in their own backyards. Songbirds, fish, bats, salamanders, frogs and turtles all benefit from tax check-off donations to the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission uses Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund donations to support the research, conservation and management of animals that are not hunted and fished. Because nongame projects are not funded through state tax money, check-off donations provide the largest and most significant source of funding for these projec
Wednesday, April 6, 2011/Author: Gayle Myers/Number of views (8443)/Comments (0)/

Commission Cuts Ribbon on Weldon Boating Access Area

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 5, 2011) – Just in time for striper season in the “Rockfish Capital of the World,” the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission held a ribbon cutting last week on the newly renovated Weldon Boating Access Area. By mid-April, the site, one of the oldest boat fishing sites in the state, will be packed with hundreds of anglers casting a line for striped bass in the Roanoke River. The Boating Access Area has new courtesy docks and has been expanded from two launch lanes to three. “Now, fisherman will be able to launch their boats much faster and have more time to fish,” said Town of Weldon Mayor Julia Meacham, during the Ribbon Cutting ceremony. “Weldon is proud to be the Rockfish Capital of the World, and we are equally proud of the newly renovated boat access area here at the Roanoke River Landing. The natural beauty of the rocks, the rapids, the water and the joy and pleasure people derive from fishing her
Monday, April 4, 2011/Author: Gayle Myers/Number of views (9813)/Comments (0)/

What Dr. Seuss Did Not Teach About Counting Fish (or Wildlife)

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 29, 2011) – It’s all in the numbers, when the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education presents “1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – What Dr. Seuss Did Not Teach About Counting Fish (or Wildlife)” at 4 p.m. on April 13. The free program is part of the Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar series, a partnership between faculty and students in the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program at N.C. State University and the biologists, managers and educators with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Dr. Beth Gardner, an assistant professor in the NCSU Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program, will present a set of case studies demonstrating the difficulty in assessing population demographics and habitat relationships. New advances in capture-recapture and occupancy modeling will be the focus of this presentation, with examples ranging from plant species to carnivores. The seminar is p
Monday, March 28, 2011/Author: Gayle Myers/Number of views (10402)/Comments (0)/

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