Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Friend of Wildlife Vol. 35 Issue 1, Jan/Feb 1988
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Dr. Gary San Julian, wildlife extension specialist at North Carolina State University, offers his perspective on animal rights and wildlife management. The animal rights movement is directly opposed to hunting and has organized a large audience of supporters. Hunters must take time to learn about the claims against their sport and work to explain their hunting ethics and ideals.
Mismanagement of the Roanoke River’s water flow has had negative impacts to wildlife and plants in North Carolina. Increased recreational use of the watershed raises the question of whether water levels are now being maintained more for recreational purposes. Concern has escalated over a Virginia proposal to withdraw water from the North Carolina watershed, and local conservation groups are taking action.
Dr. Jay Hair, National Wildlife Federation President, recently addressed the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to discuss an overwhelming number of environmental issues. It will be difficulty for the Commission to satisfy all their constituents, but Hair advises to focus efforts on education and public awareness.
The Pamlico-Tar River Foundation, an associate N.C. Wildlife Federation club, is working to preserve the wetland values of its watershed. Their work involves public outreach, advocacy, water quality monitoring, research, and recreation.