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for Friend of Wildlife Vol. 32 Issue 1, Jan/Feb 1985
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Vepco, a North Carolina power company, will no longer consider the site on the Chowan River for a possible coal-fired electricity generating plant. Other locations must be considered due to the discovery of endangered red-cockaded woodpecker nesting sites.
Eleven-year-old Ritchie Lewis or Elon College, North Carolina received a reward from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission for his timely reporting of three men he observed illegally killing a loggerhead sea turtle at Atlantic Beach. As a result of his quick action, the men were apprehended and taken into custody.
The North Carolina state park system struggles to keep pace with the state’s rapid population growth. Because of competition with developers, park land acquisition has taken priority over facility maintenance and personnel benefits. Consequentially, all branches of the park system have been neglected.
Federal and State wildlife agents uncovered a significant illegal market for striped bass from both the Chesapeake Bay and inland waters of North Carolina. These illegal harvests have likely contributed to decline in the fish population.
North Carolina waterfowlers face an uncertain future if water pollution in the Pamlico River continues. The return of wintering ducks to the sound depends cleaning the water and fostering growth of submerged grasses.
Trespassing has become a big problem in North Carolina. As more acres are lost to development, growing numbers of outdoor recreationists are competing with each other for less space. Landowners are further hampered by too few officers to enforce trespassing.