Forest or field, public or private, high country or cypress-ringed swamp—land is where conservation starts. Every acre matters, which is why the North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s work on behalf of land stewardship encompasses projects as diverse as landscape-scale planning for large public holdings and backyard habitat improvements for homeowners.
The following signature enhancement programs provide for North Carolina landowners technical guidance, financial planning assistance, and a certification and recognition opportunity for habitat enhancement efforts.
By working together at the early, pre-grading stages of the planning process, developers and planners can minimize the effects of development on wildlife and with technical guidance, could avoid inappropriate land disturbance and management while at the same time protecting wildlife or restoring degraded habitats.
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Click here to view an article (PDF) about this program from the NCWF 2010 Fall Journal.
Island Habitat Program is a network of support for an “adopt-an-island” project in which local groups monitor islands for refuse and provide nest boxes and erosion control plantings to benefit wildlife and improve conservation awareness.
Fellowship Actions Impacting the Habitat (FAITH) sites are recognized places of worship that have enhanced the habitat and displayed good stewardship of native flora and fauna for all to enjoy. FAITH Application (DOC) FAITH Checklist (DOC)