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Summer Camp Student Endowment

Please consider giving to our Summer Camp student endowments which helps undergraduate students attend the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Summer Camp.

For more information on how to contribute, contact Dr. Chris Moorman at 919-515-5578 or chris_moorman@ncsu.edu.

Phil Doerr Endowment Fund

The Phil Doerr Endowment Fund, established with the North Carolina Natural Resources Foundation, will be used to fund an annual award to assist undergraduate or graduate student(s) in gaining valuable field experience.

For more information on how to contribute, contact Dr. Chris Moorman at 919-515-5578 or chris_moorman@ncsu.edu

Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program establishes Bull Neck Swamp Endowed Scholarship

The Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program established the Bull Neck Swamp Endowed Scholarship. The endowment will provide scholarships for a rising senior enrolled in the FWCB Program in the College of Natural Resources. Funds for the endowment were generated through timber sales and hunting leases at Bull Neck Swamp Research Forest.

Bull Neck is one of the largest remaining tracts of undeveloped private waterfront property on North Carolina’s Albemarle Sound. It covers 6,158 acres, including more than seven miles of rare, undisturbed shoreline and 2,317 acres of preserve. The preserves include 1,118 acres of Shoreline and Islands Preserve, 777 acres of Non-riverine Swamp Forest Preserve, 237 acres of Pond Pine Preserve, and 185 acres of Atlantic white-cedar Preserve. Bull Neck provides vital habitat for many wildlife species.

North Carolina State University’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources acquired the tract in early 1996 through a series of grants from the Natural Heritage Trust Fund. The site is located on the Albermarle Sound in Washington County, North Carolina, approximately 18 miles east of Plymouth. Historically, the site was owned by numerous logging companies and logged extensively for Atlantic white-cedar. Efforts have focused on re-establishing Atlantic white-cedar on the property.

The Bull Neck Swamp tract consists of five community types including nonriverine swamp forest, peatland Atlantic white cedar, mesic mixed hardwood forest, tidal cypress gum swamp, and tidal freshwater marsh. The diversity and uniqueness of the tract makes it an ideal wetland research site and allows for various forestry and wildlife management options.

For more information or to contribute, please contact Dr. Chris DePerno at 919-513-7559 chris_deperno@ncsu.edu.