Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Friend of Wildlife Vol. 32 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1985
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Cheryl Webb of Statesville, North Carolina is the junior high school student winner for the best essay on the Wildlife Week Theme of the Year. In her essay, she discussed the implications of soil erosion to farmers and the importance of soil conservation.
Larry Ditto, manager of the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge, spotted two bald eagle hatchlings. They’re in the same nest where two other bald eaglets were raised last spring in North Carolina’s first successful bald eagle nesting attempt in 14 years.
Research and management of rabbits and quail, two of North Carolina’s most popular small game species, will be emphasized more in the near future. Due to population declines, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will work with landowners to improve habitat for small game and resolve conflicts with hunters who trespass.
The Duke Power Company of Charlotte, North Carolina was selected to receive a 1984 National Conservation Award by the National Wildlife Federation. Duke Power participates with the state wildlife agencies in bass population studies, performs water quality monitoring on all of its lakes, and incorporates watershed protection in land-use planning.