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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 23rd 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 2018 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 small game issues and wildlife habitat information in The Upland Gazette newsletter!

The Spring 2018 Issue of The Upland Gazette is now available along with all past issues at the links below.  Articles in the current issue include:

  • "The Risk of Being Burned” which summarizes research on the effects of prescribed fire on bobwhite quail nesting ecology.
  • "Putting the Sting in Quail Management" which describes the similarities between habitat for declining bees and other pollinating insects and bobwhite quail.
  • An article from Audubon North Carolina highlighting their efforts to conserve birds across the Tarheel State.
  • A piece about the Wildlife Commission's Sandy Mush Game Land which contains some of the best early successional habitat in our Mountain Region.
  • A story in our Conservation Chronicles Series focusing on efforts by our State’s citizens to manage their lands for wildlife.  This story delves into the Sandhills Prescribed Burn Association which works to bring landowners together to help each other conduct burning on their lands.
  • Finally, our last two features focus on a year in the "working life" of one of our Technical Assistance Biologists, and we provide some tips explaining wildlife friendly disking techniques written by one of our Management Biologists.


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

How to Obtain

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