The North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve
The North Carolina Coastal Reserve (NCCR) & National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NCNERR) is a network of ten protected sites established for long-term research, education and stewardship. Learn more about the Reserve's organizational structure.
This program protects more than 42,000 acres of estuarine land and water, which provides essential habitat for wildlife; offers educational opportunities for students, teachers and the public; and serves as living laboratories for scientists. Four of the Reserve components are designated as NCNERR sites: Currituck Banks, Rachel Carson, Masonboro Island, and Zeke’s Island. The state supported sites in the NCCR are Kitty Hawk Woods, Emily and Richardson Preyer Buckridge, Buxton Woods, Permuda Island, Bald Head Woods, and Bird Island.
Beaufort Elementary School students learn all about birds!
Middle and high school students interested in coastal and marine science are encouraged to sign up for the 2014 Coastal Marine Science Competition!
The Coastal Training Program's Low Impact Development workshop highlights sustainable design.
College students from North Carolina can apply for paid summer internships with the N.C. Coastal Reserve through the state's Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office. Deadline is December 16, 2013.
Local Advisory Committee meetings for N.C. Coastal Reserve sites scheduled for Fall/Winter 2013.
The 2013-2014 hunter registration survey and hunter registration permits are now available for the Currituck Banks and Kitty Hawk Woods Reserves.
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