Large Scale Wetland Restoration (NRCS)

Wetlands are replacing ditched and drained lands in several large-scale restoration projects being completed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service in coastal plain counties. Since 2017, the Coastal Federation has been working with the federal agency to assist in the survey, design and construction oversight at several of their coastal wetland restoration projects. Some of…

North River Wetlands Preserve

The North Carolina Coastal Federation’s 6,000-acre restoration project at North River Farms in eastern Carteret County is one of the largest wetland restoration projects in North Carolina and is among the largest project of its kind in the nation. The primary goal of the project is to return farmland back to its original state –…

Atlantic White Cedar Restoration

Atlantic White Cedar Restoration on the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula A young Atlantic white-cedar planting at one of our restoration sites. The Coastal Federation facilitated the restoration of Atlantic white-cedar, also known as juniper, within the Albemarle-Pamlico region of coastal North Carolina. This project set out to restore 50 acres of Atlantic white-cedar forests on private lands…

Restoring Hydrology and Water Quality in Hyde County

Mattamuskeet Association The Mattamuskeet Association is a 42,500-acre (approximately 64 square miles) private non-profit association of landowners in Hyde County. Its mission is to provide drainage, flood control, maintained access, and utility conveyance to its members. It has been the focus of wetland and hydrologic restoration efforts for the federation since 2003. In 2012, the…

Hoop Pole Creek Preserve

Photo by Sam Bland Step back in time when you visit the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s Hoop Pole Creek preserve in the middle of Atlantic Beach. Known as the “central park” of this resort town, this preserved 31-acre maritime forest is about one percent of the town and about all that’s left of its natural…