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Some of the state's declining species, including black bear, deer, wild turkey, and bald eagle, made remarkable recoveries during the 20th-century. The challenge of the 21st-century will be to protect and conserve wildlife in a time when population, urban sprawl, and intolerance for wildlife are increasing.
Traditional plowing of fields year after year depletes topsoil, requiring replacement by chemical fertilizers. In Halifax County, farmers have begun no-till cultivation, which improves the soil, increases crop yield, controls erosion, and provides food and cover for wildlife.
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission biologist Carl Betsill describes the North Carolina that early European explorers, like DeSoto, experienced. It is a vastly different place from today and even from what many imagine it to have been like.