Wildlife

North Carolina’s woodlands are home to many different wildlife species. Select a link below to learn more about the habitat requirements of the animals you have on your land, including protected species, how to attract those that you may want but don’t have, as well as about forest management techniques that benefit wildlife.

ATFS Standard 5: Fish, Wildlife, Biodiversity and Forest Health
Forest management activities contribute to the conservation of biodiversity.

HABITAT

Each wildlife species requires a specific habitat to meet its basic needs of food, water, shelter and space. Learn more about managing your land for wildlife.

NORTH CAROLINA SPECIES

North Carolina’s woodlands are home to a wide variety of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians.

 

 

PROTECTED SPECIES

More than 30 listed animal species and 25 listed plant species live in North Carolina woodlands.

COEXISTING WITH WILDLIFE

Many wildlife species do not cause damage in the traditional sense but can be considered nuisances merely by their presence in a particular location. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission offers tips on how to coexist with wildlife.