Habitat Restoration

  • Navassa’s Soil Contamination Contained

    Samples from more than 50 wells on and around the former Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. site show that creosote contamination is not spreading beyond the 251-acre Superfund site, officials said Tuesday.

  • Catching Waves to Save Historic Shoreline

    The effort to restore and protect the eroded shoreline at the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site hinges largely on technology that absorbs the energy of destructive waves created by passing ships.

  • NOAA Funds Aquaculture Debris Cleanup

    A recently announced federal grant will be used to help pay for removal of debris from an abandoned aquaculture operation littering public trust waters in Carteret County.

  • Stewards Aim to Protect Beach-Nesting Birds

    The Emerald Isle Waterbird Stewards Program, under the supervision of the Wildlife Resources Commission, is working to protect beach-nesting least terns and Wilson’s plovers, both of special concern in North Carolina.

  • Can New Reef Design Save Historic Shoreline?

    The Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site’s storm-battered shoreline on the Cape Fear will soon test how a new oyster reef design curbs erosion in a high-energy wave environment.

  • 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.