Habitat Restoration

  • Restoration of Ponds Set to Begin

    After months of discussion and behind-the-scenes activity, there are finally visible signs of things to come at troubled drainage ponds in front of two churches in Cape Carteret.

  • Pelican Award: Gaskill and Ballance

    Gene Ballance and James Barrie Gaskill, two lifelong watermen, have restored oyster reefs off their native Ocracoke and off Beacon Island, a brown pelican rookery. Their work earned them a Pelican Award.

  • Bringing Back the Juniper

    Two property owners in Hyde County will participate in a program that pays private landowners to plant Atlantic white cedar trees on their property in an attempt to restore this now-rare coastal habitat.

  • Coming to the Aid of an Abused Creek

    The N.C. Coastal Federation expects to pay for and begin work this fall on a project to solve a vexing environmental and aesthetic problem: Turning two unsightly ponds in western Carteret County into wetlands to protect an imperiled creek.

  • Putting the Pieces Together at North River Farms

    The N.C. Coastal Federation put in place one of the final pieces of the puzzle that will eventually restore water quality and provide public access to thousands of acres of restored wetlands at its North River Farms property.

  • Coming Full Circle in Down East Carteret

    Another 400 acres of wetlands will soon be restored in a monumental project that the N.C. Coastal Federation and several partners started more than a decade ago to turn 6,000 acres of farmland in Carteret County back to wetlands.

  • A New Approach to Rebuilding Oyster Reefs

    The state and commercial fishermen on Ocracoke will try a new method to replenish oyster reefs around the island in hopes of reducing losses to sponges, crabs and other predators.

  • We Love Estuaries. How About You?

    On this Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d give a little love to the state’s vast labyrinth of coastal marshes. We’re part of a national campaign to stand up for estuaries.