Habitat Restoration

  • Town: Park Without Ball Fields Not Worth It

    Faced with a state report discouraging plans to develop much of the last maritime forest in Emerald Isle for ball fields, town officials say the proposed land deal may not happen without them.

  • Plan Limits Hunting at Carson Reserve

    Officials recently announced plans for new restrictions on hunting at the Rachel Carson Reserve in Carteret County, where visitors increasingly enjoy other activities.

  • Marine Debris Cleanup Effort Expanded

    An annual project that puts commercial fishermen to work ridding northeastern North Carolina waterways of derelict fishing gear expanded this year to include the state’s entire coast.

  • Corps Eases Living Shoreline Permit Process

    The Corps of Engineers has approved the first nationwide permit for the construction and maintenance of living shorelines, streamlining the approval process for waterfront property owners.

  • River Advocates Work to Add Fish Passages

    Building on the apparent success of the first rock arch rapids on the East Coast work has begun on a project to design and build rapids or other fish passages at the remaining dams.

  • Bridge Work Brings Beneficial Reef Projects

    Advocates say fishing and water quality will both improve thanks to a living shoreline reef under construction in Oregon Inlet and planned construction and restoration of artificial reefs in nearby waters using debris from the Bonner Bridge demolition.

  • EPA to Navassa Residents: Get Involved

    Environmental officials and others tasked with cleaning up the former Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. site in Navassa urged residents last week to participate in planning for future uses of the Superfund site.

  • Is Wetlands Restoration Worsening Flooding?

    The effort to restore natural wetlands at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has shown promise in controlling wildfires and sequestering carbon, but area farmers say the project has worsened flooding of their land.