Habitat Restoration

  • Swan Island Oyster Reef Nearly Complete

    Work is wrapping up this week on a three-year habitat restoration project in Pamlico Sound that’s intended as an insurance policy for the state’s oyster population.

  • Federation Shows Off Restoration Project

    North Carolina Coastal Federation staff hosted reporters and others Thursday for a tour of the nearly completed restoration at the North River Wetlands Preserve in Carteret County.

  • Oyster Summit to Spotlight Mariculture

    The daylong 2019 North Carolina Oyster Summit set for March 12 in Raleigh will focus on habitat restoration, the growing mariculture industry and related economic benefits and opportunities.

  • Kitty Hawk Living Shoreline to Protect Road

    A collaborative effort among residents, local and state entities and organizations to save a historic road in Kitty Hawk has led to the first time the state Department of Transportation has contributed to a living shoreline project as a way to protect a street.

  • 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.