The Wildlife Commission Explains Black Bear Rehabilitation

The Wildlife Commission Explains Black Bear Rehabilitation

On Saturday, June 10, 2023, the North Carolina Wildlife Commission (Commission) was contacted regarding a black bear suffering from injuries due to a collision with a motor vehicle on I-240 East near Montford Avenue in Asheville. The most humane option given the extent of injuries it sustained was to euthanize the bear.

In the case of vehicle collision or other situations where a bear is injured, Commission staff . . . MORE

Tuesday, June 13, 2023/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (2039)/Comments (0)/

New license and vessel registration system, "Go Outdoors North Carolina", Launches July 1

New license and vessel registration system, "Go Outdoors North Carolina", Launches July 1

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is excited to launch its new license and vessel registration system, Go Outdoors North Carolina, on July 1. This enhanced system will improve both the user and customer service experience.

As we begin the transition over to the new system, please note that ALVIN. our current system, will be unavailable . . . MORE

Friday, June 2, 2023/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (63843)/Comments (0)/

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 (3465)/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 (3180)/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 (3848)/Comments (0)/

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