Biologists Discover Two New Crayfish Species in Western North Carolina

Biologists Discover Two New Crayfish Species in Western North Carolina

North Carolina is home to two new species of crayfish found only in Wilkes and Watauga counties in North Carolina – and nowhere else in the world. The species, the Stony Fork crayfish (Cambarus lapidosus) and the Falls crayfish (Cambarus burchfielae) are named for the small Yadkin River tributaries where they were first discovered. NCWRC biologists Michael Perkins and William Russ, along with NC Museum of Natural Sciences researcher Bronwyn Williams, published the study in late April in the . . . MORE

Wednesday, May 10, 2023/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (3212)/Comments (0)/

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week 2023

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week 2023

It’s that time of year! North Carolina kids and their families are invited to join in the fun of National Fishing and Boating Week, June 3-11. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) and its partners will be celebrating with FREE FAMILY FISHING EVENTSacross the state in both May and June. More. . .

Monday, May 1, 2023/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (3970)/Comments (0)/

What Stinks? Bradford Pears!

What Stinks? Bradford Pears!

By Guest Blogger John Isenhour Wildlife Habitat Coordinator

This early hint of Spring is certainly refreshing after what seems like months of cold, damp weather.  As the melodies of chorus frogs and the refrains of towhees welcome us back outdoors, many of us are sucker punched by an aggressive invader known to some as the Bradford pear and to others as the Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana).  MORE

Monday, March 6, 2023/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (11336)/Comments (0)/

Call for Nominations for the 2023 Small Game Award

Call for Nominations for the 2023 Small Game Award

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations for its Lawrence G. Diedrick Small Game Award. This prestigious honor recognizes meaningful contributions of an individual or organization that benefit North Carolina’s small game populations and/or small game habitat. More . . .

Wednesday, March 1, 2023/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (1172)/Comments (0)/

Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee Seeks Board Nominations Through April 30

Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee Seeks Board Nominations Through April 30

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations through April 30 for expert and at-large seats on its Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee (NWAC) — a board of North Carolina citizens that provides advice to the Wildlife Commission on nongame wildlife conservation issues across the state. More

Wednesday, February 15, 2023/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (395)/Comments (0)/

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