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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 59 Issue 7, July 1995
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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission completed its river otter restoration project in the spring of 1995. For the first time since the 1930s, river otters, moved from eastern counties, are again in eleven of the state's western watersheds.
Michael Blanton of Monroe was named the executive director of the N.C. Wildlife Federation in May 1995. Prior to his appointment he was public information specialist for the city of Charlotte.
From early times sassafras roots, leaves, and bark have been acclaimed for their healing properties. However, in 1960, the Food and Drug Administration ruled it a cancer causer and banned it from interstate commerce.
Because of pollution and other problems, the Neuse River Foundation in 1993 hired Rick Dove as riverkeeper, to oversee the Neuse. He is the nation's eleventh riverkeeper and the only one in the state.
The bowfin, also called blackfish and dogfish, is a popular fighting game fish that has existed since the time of the dinosaurs. The state record bowfin, caught in Lake Wylie, weighed 17 pounds, 3 ounces.