The North Carolina Teaming with Wildlife Coalition works to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered by securing full state and federal funding for the implementation of the North Carolina Wildlife Action Plan.  

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North Carolina’s State and Federally Listed Wildlife Species (PDF)

State Wildlife Grants Program 10 Year Anniversary Video (YouTube)

Contact: Chris North, NC Teaming with Wildlife Coalition Coordinator and NC Wildlife Federation Conservation Director at 704-332-5696 or

National Teaming with Wildlife is a coalition of more than 6,000 organizations working to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered by supporting increased state and federal funding for wildlife conservation. The North Carolina Teaming with Wildlife Coalition consists of wildlife managers, conservationists, hunters and anglers, businesses, and many others who support the goal of restoring and conserving our nation's wildlife.

At the beginning of the 20th century, America’s once numerous birds, mammals, and fish were largely depleted.  In the 1930s this situation started to change.  The game species and fish rebounded as hunting and fishing harvests were better regulated, wildlife areas were created, habitat actively managed and wildlife populations were augmented or restored with transplanted animals. 

But despite these successes, many other species continue to decline, as evidenced by a staggering more than 1,200 species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Historically, state fish and wildlife agencies have been on the front lines of conservation as stewards of our nation's wildlife.  Effective state and local-level conservation work requires creative problem solving, including public and private partnerships, community will, ample funding, research and dogged determination to work out practical management strategies.  Teaming with Wildlife is committed to helping this happen.

Cost-Effective Conservation

In 2001, Congress and the Administration made an important decision to invest in wildlife and vital natural areas by creating the State Wildlife Grants Program. State Wildlife Grants provide federal money to every state for conservation aimed at preventing wildlife from becoming endangered and more costly to protect. With strong bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, this program has become the nation’s core program for wildlife conservation.

In order to make the best use of funds provided through the State Wildlife Grant Program, Congress charged each state and territory with developing a statewide wildlife action plan.  These proactive plans will help conserve wildlife and vital natural areas before they become more rare and costly to protect.  As our communities grow, the wildlife action plans will give us the ability to fulfill our responsibility to conserve wildlife and the lands and waters where they live for future generations.

The completion of the state wildlife action plans in the fall of 2005 is a historic and monumental achievement. With the leadership of the state fish and wildlife agencies, the plans will bring together a diverse group of conservation partners including conservation organizations, hunter and angler groups, and state and federal agencies. The Teaming with Wildlife coalition supports these efforts, which will ultimately benefit both wildlife and people.

“It is a comprehensive Strategy for fish and wildlife, whose success will not be measured by population estimates or growth rates, but by the cultivation of long lasting conservation partnerships and by the promise of fish and wildlife resources for future North Carolinians.” - John E. Pechman, past Chairman of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

“This publication is the culmination of three years of effort among numerous state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, academics, industry professional and dedicated individuals.  It provides a “blueprint” for conserving fish and wildlife species and their habitats, from the mountains of the Southern Blue Ridge to the marine habitats along the coast.” - Richard B. Hamilton, past Executive Director of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

North Carolina Teaming with Wildlife Coalition Endorsements

Agricultural Resources Center
Albemarle Community Network
Albemarle Environmental Association
Alliance for a Responsible Swine Industry
American Fisheries Society - NC Chapter
Angels for the Environment
Ashe County Wildlife Club, Inc.
Audubon Council of North Carolina
Audubon Society - Elisha Mitchell Chapter
Audubon Society - Forsyth County
Audubon Society - Highlands Plateau
Audubon Society - Mecklenburg County
Audubon Society - New Hope
Audubon Society - T. Gilbert Pearson Chapter
Audubon Society - Wake County
Bear Creek Nature Keepers
Bear Creek Photography
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust
Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute at Lees-McRae College
Brasstown Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Brunswick Environmental Action Team
Buggs Island Striper Club
Cape Fear Garden Club
Cape Fear River Watch
Cape Fear Riverboats, Inc.
Carolina Bird Club
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy
Carolinas Clean Air Coalition
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
Carteret County Wildlife Club
Catawba Lands Conservancy
Catawba Valley Wildlife Club
Central Carolina Amphibian & Reptile Initiative
Cherish the Earth, Inc.
Coastal ENT & Plastic Surgery
Coastal Environmental Awareness Group
Coastal Neurology
Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society
Concerned Citizens of Tillery
Conservation Council of North Carolina
Conservation Trust for North Carolina
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Davidson College Herpetological Laboratory
D & N Wrecker Service, Inc.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Edgemont, LTD Club
Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Conservation Project
Eno River Association
Environmental Educators of North Carolina
Environmental and Conservation Organization (ECO)
Environmental Resource Center for Sustainable Living
Equinox Environmental, Inc.
Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina
Foothills Nature Science Society
Four Paws Rescue
Friends of DuPont State Forest
Friends of the Museum of Natural Sciences
Friends of North Carolina State Parks
Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center
Gaston County Piedmont Area Wildlife Stewards (PAWS)
Greathorn Properties, Inc.
Greensboro Beautiful, Inc.
Habitat and Wildlife Keepers (HAWK)
Habitat Assessment and Restoration Program, Inc.
Hanging Rock State Park, Citizens Advisory Committee
Headwaters, Ltd.
Henderson Council of Garden Clubs
High Country Conservancy
Holden Beach Turtle Watch
Johnston County Wildlife Club
Karen Bealsey Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
Kirk Works, Durham
Land Stewardship Council of North Carolina
Land Trust for Central North Carolina
Land Trust for the Little Tennessee
Lincolnton Sportsman, Inc.
Lower Neuse Bird Club
Mecklenburg County Division Of Natural Resources
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department Stewardship Advisory Council
Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Reduction P.L.A.N.T. Program
Meredith Education and Conservation Den
Mountain Island Lake Wildlife Stewards
Mountain WILD
Mountain Wildlife Days
Nantahala Racing Club
Network for Endangered Sea Turtles
North Carolina Association of Environmental Education Centers
North Carolina Birding Trail
North Carolina Cardinal Foundation
North Carolina Citizen Action
North Carolina Coastal Federation
North Carolina Coastal Land Trust
North Carolina Conservation Network
North Carolina Division of Natural Resources Planning & Conservation
North Carolina Division of Soil and Water Conservation
North Carolina Eel Farm, Inc.
North Carolina Falconer's Guild
North Carolina Herpetological Society
North Carolina Maritime Museum
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
North Carolina Native Plant Society
North Carolina office of Environmental Defense
North Carolina Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
North Carolina Partners in Flight
North Carolina Rifle and Pistol Association
North Carolina State Univ. Leopold Wildlife Club
North Carolina Waste Awareness & Reduction Network (WARN)
North Carolina Wildlife Artist Society
North Carolina Wildlife Federation
North Carolina Wildlife Federation Capital Chapter
North Carolina Wildlife Habitat Foundation
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Northeast New Hanover Conservancy
Occoneechee Council Conservation Committee
Ocean Isle Beach Turtle Patrol
Organization for Wildlife and Land Stewardship (OWLS)
Ornithological Society of the Carolinas
Pacolet Area Conservancy
Pamlico-Tar River Foundation
Partnership for the Sounds
Penderwatch and Conservancy
Penny’s Bend Management Advisory Committee
Piedmont Land Conservancy
Protecting, Advocating, and Conserving Together (PACT) in the High Country
Roanoke-Chowan Wildlife Club
Rock Rest Adventures
Rocky River Trout Unlimited
Rowan Nature Center
Sam Bass Camera & Lab, Inc.
Sandhills Area Land Trust
Sandhills Ecological Institute
Sandhills Natural History Society
Sandhills Rod & Gun Club
Save Our Rivers, Inc.
Save Our Sounds, Inc.
Scenic North Carolina, Inc.
Science & Nature Enrichment Service
SciWorks Science Center
Sierra Club - Capitol Group
Sierra Club - Haw River Group
Sierra Club of North Carolina
Sierra Club - Piedmont Plateau Group
Sierra Club - Wenoca Group
Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
STRS Productions, Inc.
The Carolina Bird Club, Inc.
The Compleat Naturalist, Ltd. – Asheville
The Izaak Walton League of America – White Oak River
The Nature Conservancy NC Chapter
The Red Wolf Coalition
The Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project
The Umstead Coalition (NC Parks)
The Wildlife Society - North Carolina Chapter
The Wildlife Society - Haywood Comm. College (Student Chapter)
The Village Project, Inc.
Topsail Turtle Project
Townsend Bertram & Co. – Carrboro
Trenton Aquaculture
Triangle Land Conservancy
Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic
Tri-County Wildlife Club
Turtle Island Adventures, Inc.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Biology Graduate Department
Wake County Wildlife Club
Walter L. Stasavich Science & Nature Center – River Park North
Wendell, NC, Chamber of Commerce
Western North Carolina Alliance
Weston & Associates, Inc. - Winston-Salem
Weyerhaeuser’s Cool Springs Environmental Education Center
Wild Bird Crossing - Gastonia
Wild Birds Unlimited - Charlotte
Wildlife Action, Inc. - Lower Cape Fear River Chapter
Wildlife Habitat Realty LLC
Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project
Yadkin/Pee Dee Lakes Project

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