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  • Five volunteers sit under an outdoor pavillion for students at the local elementary school.
    Information icon Local Ruritan group constructed seating area with donated materials. Photo by Kendall Smith, USFWS.

    Students go wild at school

    June 19, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Students at White Oak and D.F. Walker Elementary Schools in Edenton, North Carolina, have not just been reading about wildlife; they’ve been creating homes for wildlife right in their schoolyard. Over the past two years, students, teachers and many volunteers worked together to plant over 1,000 pollinator-friendly plants, enhance a wetland, and construct a trail and seating areas so that students will have their own space to learn outside. It’s called the Sandy Ridge Outdoor Classroom and it’s the students’ new favorite place at school.  Learn more...

  • Bright green pine trees as far as the eye can see hide pocosin wetlands at their base
    A healthy pocosin wetland. Photo by Sale Suiter, USFWS.

    Pocosins restoration partnerships lead to big carbon offset gains

    October 6, 2010 | 2 minute read

    Pocosins, a special type of wetland found in North Carolina, help to capture carbon and mitigate the impacts of climate change.  Learn more...


  • Hundreds of birds fly across a bright sunrise-colored sky.
    Sunrise-'Birdrise' at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Orsulak, USFWS.

    Developing a water management plan for Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

    June 29, 2017 | 7 minute read

    What’s the overall management goal for Pocosin Lakes? A key component of the refuge’s management vision is to restore and maintain natural processes and biodiversity in a functioning pocosin wetland and provide habitat for threatened and endangered fish, wildlife and plants as well as others the agency is charged with managing. Biological goals outlined in the Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) include: Conserve and protect healthy and viable populations of migratory birds, wildlife, fish and plants, including Federal and State endangered and trust species.  Learn more...


  • Service invites public input on draft water management plan for Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

    June 16, 2020 | 4 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is inviting the public to comment on the draft water management plan and associated environmental assessment (Draft WMP/EA) for Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. The comprehensive plan describes how water management may occur on the refuge over the next 15 years to achieve strategical goals and objectives in the refuge’s Comprehensive Conservation Plan. The Draft WMP/EA is based on the best available science and prioritizes adaptive management based on site-specific data collection.  Read the full story...

  • A circular cloud seen from space.
    Information icon Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station. Photo by Astronaut Ricky Arnold, NASA.

    Service prepares for Hurricane Florence impact in Carolinas

    September 11, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Hurricane Florence has the Carolinas in her sights. The Category 4 storm, with winds of up to 130 miles per hour, is expected to hit the North Carolina coast north of Wilmington late Thursday night, bringing a storm surge of 4-12 feet, according to Kevin Scasny, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) meteorologist. Florence has the potential to cause “catastrophic damage,” Scasny said Tuesday morning on a planning conference call conducted by the Service.  Read the full story...

  • Thousands of white birds taking flight over a bright blue lake.
    Snow geese are on Pongo Lake in the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Jim Liestman CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    Public Involvement Sought to Assist Water Management Efforts at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

    June 29, 2017 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is soliciting the public’s help in crafting a long-term plan to manage water on the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. The Service will hold two open houses July 26 and 27 in Tyrrell and Hyde counties to gather input on the issues that local residents believe need to be addressed for the management of water on the refuge, including the Pungo Unit waterfowl area.  Read the full story...

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