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for Friend of Wildlife Vol. 36 Issue 4, July/Aug 1989
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Conflict between landowners and hunters occasionally occurs in North Carolina, as public hunting lands become more crowded. There is still private land for hunting, but finding it takes resourcefulness, honesty and plain old-fashioned courtesy.
Waterfowl in eastern North Carolina will soon have a greater choice of wintering and nesting habitat thanks to the cooperative effort of Hyde County groups, private landowners, and Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge. The Partners for Waterfowl Tomorrow initiative will assist landowners with the development of waterfowl habitat.
According to the editor Eddie Nickens, a strict adherence to game laws doesn’t mean you have to agree with all of them. But the laws represent the only standard we have of judging our sporting behavior, and are part of our hunting heritage.
An agreement has been reached on construction of a terminal groin and revetment that will protect the Bonner Bridge at Oregon Inlet, Dare County, North Carolina. The State will monitor beach erosion and restore adversely impacted beaches as needed.
The North Carolina National Heritage Program monitors and records the locations of the state’s natural diversity. So far, 850 natural areas with exceptional importance have been identified throughout the state. Landowners have voluntarily pledged to protect parts of these areas and have registered them as Natural Heritage Areas.
The National Wildflower Research Center studies ways wildflowers can be used for water conservation, erosion control and landscaping. The Center stresses highway beautification, encouraging state highway departments to plant wildflowers along roadways.