Experts gathered in Beaufort to talk about the best ways to restore and enhance North Carolina’s oyster populations and water quality.
Gene Ballance and James Barrie Gaskill, two lifelong watermen, have restored oyster reefs off their native Ocracoke and off Beacon Island, a brown pelican rookery. Their work earned them a Pelican Award.
Two property owners in Hyde County will participate in a program that pays private landowners to plant Atlantic white cedar trees on their property in an attempt to restore this now-rare coastal habitat.
People will gather in August at the N.C. Coastal Federation’s Morris Landing Preserve on Stump Sound to help build an oyster reef and let their hair down afterwards.
The N.C. Coastal Federation expects to pay for and begin work this fall on a project to solve a vexing environmental and aesthetic problem: Turning two unsightly ponds in western Carteret County into wetlands to protect an imperiled creek.
Researchers are learning some surprising things about the value of created or restored oyster reefs as marine habitat.
The N.C. Coastal Federation put in place one of the final pieces of the puzzle that will eventually restore water quality and provide public access to thousands of acres of restored wetlands at its North River Farms property.
Another 400 acres of wetlands will soon be restored in a monumental project that the N.C. Coastal Federation and several partners started more than a decade ago to turn 6,000 acres of farmland in Carteret County back to wetlands.
Jockey’s Ridge State Park is a place where kids learn about yucca plants and pennywort, blue crabs and croaker and all about the watery world around them.
The state and commercial fishermen on Ocracoke will try a new method to replenish oyster reefs around the island in hopes of reducing losses to sponges, crabs and other predators.
On this Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d give a little love to the state’s vast labyrinth of coastal marshes. We’re part of a national campaign to stand up for estuaries.
Though research increasingly supports the value of living shorelines over bulkheads and other types of manmade erosion-control methods, state and federal officials still struggle with streamlining the permitting system for them.
The pretty Christmas tree that was, just a couple of days ago, the center of the family celebration will soon be… well, trash. But it doesn’t have to be. Trees can be recycled to build sand dunes and replenish soil. Backyard birds will like them, too.
For almost 100 years, spawning fish heading up the Cape Fear River ran into an unmovable obstacle called Lock and Dam No. 1. Now a passage that resembles natural rapids gives them a chance.
J. Taylor Ryan and his Royal Order of the Honorary St. James Oyster build oyster reefs, keep track of oyster spat and perform other, assorted deeds to improve the coastal environment.
The N.C. Coastal Federation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have a deal for you. They’ll pay 80 percent of the cost of planting rare Atlantic white cedar on your property.