Interested In Benefiting Wildlife on Your Land While Reducing Property Taxes?

Interested In Benefiting Wildlife on Your Land While Reducing Property Taxes?

The Wildlife Conservation Land Program May Be a Good Fit For You!

The Wildlife Conservation Land Program (WCLP), authorized by state legislation in 2008, designated “Wildlife Conservation Land” as a special class of property that must be assessed at a reduced valuation.  In short, this program offers a property tax deferment for tracts of land which are actively managed primarily for wildlife habitat enhancement. READ MORE

Tuesday, May 30, 2023/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (3046)/Comments (0)/

Celebrating Our Natural Heritage – Endangered Species Day is May 19, 2023

Celebrating Our Natural Heritage – Endangered Species Day is May 19, 2023

This Friday, May 19, is Endangered Species Day, and it also marks the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, a landmark piece of legislation that protects and conserves native fish, plants and wildlife and their habitats both domestically and abroad.

Endangered Species Day is a great day to celebrate our natural heritage and learn more about the projects and programs conducted by biologists with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission to protect North Carolina’s native wildlife species and the ecosystems upon which they . . . More

Thursday, May 18, 2023/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (3032)/Comments (0)/

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 (3556)/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 (4316)/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 (11599)/Comments (0)/

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