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for Friend of Wildlife Vol. 39 Issue 40(1), Jan/Feb 1992
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When people experience wildlife problems in or around their homes, they have several options. To trap animals themselves, they need a permit from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Otherwise, they can contact a pest control operator or wildlife damage control specialist to solve the problem.
More than half of North Carolina’s wetlands now under Federal regulation would be removed from the reach of the law, if rules proposed in August 1991 by the Bush-Quayle administration are adopted. The proposed rules revise the definition of a wetland in attempt to prevent unnecessary inference with private property rights.
Proposed watershed regulations would limit the density of development around rivers, streams, and lakes that serve as drinking water supplies for North Carolina. While the proposed regulations are up for debate, there is a strong case for the preventative approach to water pollution.
Bob Hazel is head of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s wildlife enhancement committee. This committee focuses on habitat preservation and management, and landowner and sportsmen relations. Bob is concerned about the future of hunting, and leads efforts to promote hunter education programs.