Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 60 Issue 3, Mar 1996
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Currently almost 1,000 non-game species in North Carolina receive little or no funding for research and management. The proposed $350 million federal Wildlife Diversity Funding Initiative would remedy this.
Lovers of wildflowers can have their appreciation enhanced through use of a hand-held magnifying glass, which can reveal secrets unseen by the naked eye.
Restoration work by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has raised the wild turkey population from 2,600 in the 1960s to 85,000 today. Restoration is complete in the mountains. Two to three years of work remain for the rest of the state.
Shooting preserves, first licensed in 1957 by the N.C. Wildlife Commission, provide hunting lands for sportsmen who are finding open land reduced by residential and commercial construction. The number of preserves totaled 135 statewide in 1993.
Sea turtle strandings increased on coastal beaches in 1995. The North Carolina Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network counted 345 strandings. The majority were loggerheads.