About NCWF

Since 1945, North Carolina Wildlife Federation has worked for all wildlife and habitat bringing together citizens, outdoor enthusiasts, hunters and anglers, government and industry to protect North Carolina’s natural resources. From the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks, our non-profit 501c3 organization is made up of people who value wildlife and wild places and the many ways to enjoy them.

Engaging the natural world is a cornerstone of NCWF history and philosophy. Supporting access to wild places and opportunities to enjoy them is a defining feature of our organization. We work collectively for the places and species that have no voice through our policy and protection work, research and education and direct hands-on conservation projects.

All our policy decisions and conservation projects are based on the best available science and fortified by a network representing a variety of wildlife and outdoor interests.

Our strength is derived from values-driven leadership:

  • Science-based decision making
  • Non-partisan approach to policy
  • Stewardship of North Carolina’s natural resources
  • Inclusivity of broad wildlife interests and perspectives
  • Partnering with organizations and individuals who share our vision and our passion for wildlife

Mission

To protect, conserve and restore North Carolina wildlife and habitat.

Vision

Our stewardship will result in a North Carolina with bountiful and diverse wildlife, including all species of wild flora and fauna that is valued by its citizens and elected officials and sustainably managed for future generations.

Goals

  • Policy and Protection - Strongly influence state and federal policy that affects wildlife and habitat in North Carolina using established conservation models to guide our positions.
  • Network of Impact and Involvement - Foster a diverse, robust network of chapters, members and affiliates – a network fortified by a variety of wildlife and outdoor interests.
  • Experience and Learn - Enhance and expand opportunities for youth and adults that foster awareness and appreciation of wildlife and the important role healthy habitat plays in sustaining wildlife and humanity.
  • Signature Programs - Sponsor and support programs for the enjoyment and conservation of wildlife and habitat, including ethical and sustainable outdoor recreation pursuits.

Support the North Carolina Wildlife Federation

Gather your family and friends and plan your next outdoor adventure for one of North Carolina’s many unforgettable natural destinations. Help NCWF preserve wildlife and wild places for our children and future generations to come.