N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

NCDA&CS starts new fiscal year with additional responsibilities

Starting today, the NCDA&CS has several new responsibilities and hundreds of new employees because of reshuffling within state government. The budget bill the General Assembly passed last month transferred two state agencies to NCDA&CS from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. They are the N.C. Forest Service and the Soil and Water Conservation Division. […]

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Plant Conservation Program awarded $679,000 by Natural Heritage Trust Fund

The N.C. Natural Heritage Trust Fund recently awarded four grants totaling $679,380 to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to support the expansion or establishment of plant conservation preserves in the state. Plant conservation preserves are designed to protect imperiled plants and their natural habitats. We asked Rob Evans, plant ecologist with the […]

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National drought workshop will take place in Raleigh April 1

North Carolina’s response to the record-breaking drought of 2007-08 — and the tools cities, towns and farmers can use to respond to future droughts — will be the focus of a national workshop Thursday, April 1, in Raleigh. The 2010 North Carolina Drought Management Tools Workshop will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. […]

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