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The Wildlife Commission’s The Upland Gazette Newsletter is Now Part of the Spring and Fall Guides of Wildlife in North Carolina Magazine

The Wildlife Commission’s The Upland Gazette newsletter is published each Spring and Fall for anyone interested in wildlife species and the habitats they need in the Tarheel state. The Upland Gazette is in its 24th year of providing North Carolinians information about bobwhite quail, rabbits, other small game wildlife, songbirds, and many other game and nongame species and their habitats.

Beginning in the Fall of 2015, all subscribers to Wildlife in North Carolina received the The Upland Gazette as part of their normal subscription. Online readers will still be able to access each issue of The Upland Gazette on our website a few weeks after the WINC Guides are published. Issues from 1996 through Spring 2019 are posted below for readers.  Please continue to read The Upland Gazette and provide us feedback and questions on our articles.

Mark D. Jones, The Upland Gazette Editor and Wildlife Research Program Supervisor, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

The Latest Issue

Stay up-to-date with North Carolina's wildlife issues and wildlife habitat information in The Upland Gazette newsletter!

The Spring 2019 Issue of The Upland Gazette is now available along with all past issues at the links below.  Articles in the current issue include:

  • An article about a retired Wildlife Commission biologist who continues to make a difference for wildlife in unique ways.
  • A feature on feral hogs, true ecosystem engineers, describing the impacts these non-native invaders have on native wildlife and plants across our State.
  • A discussion about the wide variety of goals and objectives that drive North Carolina landowners to manage their lands in diverse ways.
  • The North Carolina Pollinator Conservation Alliance feature describes how multiple governmental and private organizations have come together to address the critical problem of declining pollinator species.
  • The results from research conducted by North Carolina State University researchers demonstrate how over-mature forests and closed tree canopies impact quail habitat and contribute to quail population declines.
  • An article describing new and innovative ways for managing bottomland hardwood forests to provide quality wildlife habitat.

and finally,

  • An update from our Wildlife Commission Surveys and Research Program on ruffed grouse population trend monitoring designed to give us a better handle on the status of this iconic game bird.


Please look for future issues here on our website and consider subscribing to Wildlife in North Carolina Magazine which includes The Upland Gazette in its Spring and Fall Guides (

We hope you enjoy the Upland Gazette!

The Upland Gazette Editor and Wildlife Research Program Supervisor, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

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