Habitat conservation & improvement on public lands & waters
NC BHA applauds all efforts to protect public lands and waters. But setting lands aside is only a first step. Managing public resources with the best science available is critical to a future North Carolina where adequate fish and wildlife resource remain to support public hunting and fishing.
NC BHA is involved in a wide range of efforts to monitor and support proper wildlife management. From issues such as a balanced approach to timber harvest on the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests that provides for adequate cover for all wildlife species, to advocating strongly for federal and state investments in public lands management, to spearheading efforts to get North Carolina hunters and anglers directly engaged in public lands stewardship, NC BHA leverages its action-oriented membership to actually do something for wildlife. In 2018 and early 2019, we held a statewide inaugural Trashy Squirrel Hunt, a friendly points-based competition designed to highlight hunting opportunities on public lands in North Carolina and give the sporting public a means to clean up their favorite public lands.
A statewide waterway cleanup and habitat improvement project weekend is being planned for Spring 2020. We will get members and partners out on our waters to not only clean, but also actively improve habitat for fish and other aquatic wildlife.