Habitat Restoration

  • Land Purchases Bolster Conservation Efforts

    Recent but unrelated purchases by the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust added acres to both the Gales Creek Preserve in Carteret County and the Brice’s Creek Preserve in Craven County.

  • Mattamuskeet Plan Awaits State Approval

    The Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan, which was 18 months in development, has been submitted for final approval by the state Division of Water Quality.

  • Court Ruling No Guarantee for Red Wolves

    Wildlife advocates won a decisive victory earlier this month when a federal judge banned the capture and killing of red wolves on private property, but the endangered species’ future isn’t so clear.

  • Flood Shows Benefits of Conservation Deal

    Conservationists say the Coastal Land Trust’s purchase earlier this year of about 3,000 acres along the Waccamaw River proved beneficial during Hurricane Florence’s flooding.

  • Partners Unveil Draft Mattamuskeet Plan

    Stakeholders working for a year and a half on a plan to address the problems that have resulted in Lake Mattamuskeet’s impaired status are set to present their draft report Tuesday.

  • Corps to Consider Removing Locks, Dams

    The Corps of Engineers is set to study what to do with the old navigational locks and dams on the Cape Fear River, such as demolish them or let the state or local governments take ownership.

  • Oyster Restoration Partners Detail Progress

    Groups and agencies that have joined in a public-private partnership to restore and expand oyster habitat in North Carolina hosted Monday a behind-the-scenes tour in Morehead City.

  • Shad in the Classroom Boosts Recovery Effort

    Students across the state are raising and releasing American shad as part of the Shad in the Classroom program, giving them a chance to learn about and participate in the recovery work of the American shad.

  • Marine Debris Program Inspires Students

    Carteret County fourth- and fifth-graders learned about marine debris during the interdisciplinary Duke University Marine Lab Community Science program, including Tiller School students who shared last week their research and art.

  • River Advocates Celebrate Dam Removal

    The removal of a longstanding dam on the Neuse River in Raleigh is already having positive effects, advocates say, and a celebration set for Saturday offers a chance to see the changes firsthand.

  • Beaufort Hears Public Concerns Over Harbor

    Beaufort and the North Carolina Coastal Reserve held last week a Beaufort Harbor management public meeting to better understand concerns residents have about Taylor’s Creek.