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Partners2018-05-16T15:36:03+00:00

Cape Fear River Partnership Members

The CFRP offers a unique opportunity for State & Federal Agencies, along with Academics and NGO‘s, to utilize their talents, knowledge and experience on a scale impossible to achieve as individuals.

Mark Vander Borgh, NC Department of Environmental Quality

From a researcher’s standpoint, the Cape Fear River Partnership provides a forum that allows us to keep up-to-date on other research, regulatory activities, and physical construction efforts to improve the fisheries environment in the river.  Such a forum provides information vital to prioritizing our own research efforts to work toward improving the river’s conditions as well as serving our higher education mission.

Dr. Mike Mallin, UNCW

The partnership represents a diverse collaboration and only with diverse support can rock weirs be built at all three lock and dams to restore sturgeon and other rare aquatic animals and the habitat that supports them as well as making the Cape Fear River one of the best places to fish on the east coast.

Mike Wicker, Fish and Wildlife Service

The Partnership has been a vital link for keeping those of us in the Middle Cape Fear Basin up-to-date on the challenges that are being faced by the Lower Cape Fear Basin whether its water quality or fish passage.  It’s important to understand these challenges and the strategies being developed to address them so the Middle Basin can be part of the solution.

Mick Noland, Fayetteville PWC

Having a diverse and knowledgeable coalition is so much more effective for tackling complex problems than going at it alone. Instead of checking out one book you have the whole library at your disposal.

Kemp Burdette, Cape Fear Riverkeeper
AMERICAN RIVERS
AMERICAN RIVERS
American Rivers combines national advocacy with field work in key river basins to deliver the greatest impact to protect and restore our nation’s rivers.

https://www.americanrivers.org/

AMERICAN COASTAL FISH HABITAT PARTNERSHIP
AMERICAN COASTAL FISH HABITAT PARTNERSHIP
The American Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership, under the auspices of the National Fish Habitat Partnership, is an unprecedented national effort to build and support strategic partnerships for fish habitat conservation.

http://www.atlanticfishhabitat.org/

CAPE FEAR ARCH CONSERVATION COLLABORATION
CAPE FEAR ARCH CONSERVATION COLLABORATION
The mission of the CFACC is to develop and implement a community conservation vision to build awareness, protection and stewardship of the region’s important natural resources.

http://capefeararch.org/

CAPE FEAR PUBLIC UTILITY AUTHORITY
CAPE FEAR PUBLIC UTILITY AUTHORITY
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority maintains the infrastructure for the Cape Fear region, providing electric, natural gas, water, railroad transit, and more services.

http://www.cfpua.org/

CAPE FEAR RIVER ADVENTURES
CAPE FEAR RIVER ADVENTURES
Cape Fear River Adventures is a family owned and operated river outfitter on the upper Cape Fear River – providing the public with river equipment, activities, and scenic rafting trips.

https://capefearadventures.com/

CAPE FEAR RIVER ASSEMBLY
CAPE FEAR RIVER ASSEMBLY
CFRA provides for the highest quality of life possible for the residents of the Cape Fear River Basin, through the proper management of the Cape Fear River, its tributaries, and adjacent land uses.

http://www.atlanticfishhabitat.org/

CAPE FEAR RIVER WATCH
CAPE FEAR RIVER WATCH
Cape Fear River Watch protects and improves the water quality of the Lower Cape Fear River Basin through education, advocacy, and action.

http://www.capefearriverwatch.org/

CITY OF WILMINGTON
CITY OF WILMINGTON
Creating a safe and prosperous city through quality services of: business, residential, city administration, public safety, transportation, parks & recreation and more.

http://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/

DIAL CORDY & ASSOCIATES INC.
DIAL CORDY & ASSOCIATES INC.
Dial Cordy and Associates Inc. is an independent environmental consulting firm providing environmental science and planning, natural resource management and regulatory compliance services for a variety of governmental agencies, real estate and commercial/industrial development clientele.

http://www.dialcordy.com/

DUKE ENERGY
DUKE ENERGY
Duke Energy provides North Carolina citizens with power and electrical services while continuing to lead the way to a safe, secure and responsible energy future.

https://www.duke-energy.com/

EAGLES ISLAND COALITION
EAGLES ISLAND COALITION
The Eagles Island Coalition is a multi-agency, municipal, and non-governmental organization partnership focused on protecting the existing natural area on Eagles Island and the lower Cape Fear/Brunswick River March complex.

http://eaglesisland.org/

FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION
FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION
As a community-owned utility, PWC’s mission is to be a safe, highly productive utility that invests in their team, facilities and infrastructure, and provides information to consumers, helping them to make informed choices.

http://www.faypwc.com/

LOWER CAPE FEAR RIVER PROGRAM
LOWER CAPE FEAR RIVER PROGRAM
The Lower Cape Fear River Program is a large-scale water quality and environmental assessment program, designed to develop an understanding of processes which control and influence the Cape Fear River and to provide a mechanism for information exchange and public education.

http://uncw.edu/cms/aelab/LCFRP/

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
NOAA aims to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources.

http://www.noaa.gov/

NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE
NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE
NRCS provides America’s farmers and ranchers with financial and technical assistance to voluntarily put conservation on the ground, not only helping the environment but agricultural operations, too.

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/

NEW HANOVER COUNTY
NEW HANOVER COUNTY
“The Model of Good Governance.” New Hanover County provides citizens with quality services involving: land use & zoning, public safety, county government, human services, economic vitality and more.

http://www.nhcgov.com/

NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
The NCDA&CS, combined with the Division of Soil & Water Conservation, aims to provide services that improve agriculture, forests, farmland, and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians.

http://www.ncagr.gov/
http://www.ncagr.gov/SWC/

NORTH CAROLINA FOREST SERVICE
NORTH CAROLINA FOREST SERVICE
The North Carolina Forest Service provides economic value to the quality of life for its residents by ensuring adequate and quality forest resources for the state to meet its present and future needs.

http://www.ncforestservice.gov/

NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
The NCDEQ works to protect fish, wildlife and wilderness areas as well as ensure the safety of our drinking water by administering regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality and the public’s health.

Division of Coastal Management
Division of Marine Fisheries
Division of Water Quality
Division of Water Resources

NORTH CAROLINA NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM
NORTH CAROLINA NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM
NHP consolidates information about hundreds of rare species and natural communities in order to help project planners and landowners make land use decisions that have the most benefit for society and the economy, while having the least ecological impact.

http://www.ncnhp.org/

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY'S NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY'S NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
The largest outreach program at NC State, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension partners with communities to deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians.

https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/

NORTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION
NORTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission conserves and sustains the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use and public input.

http://www.ncwildlife.org/

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

https://www.nature.org/

UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
With environment sustainability as a guiding principle, USACE works diligently to energize the economy by dredging America’s waterways to support the movement of critical commodities and providing recreational opportunities for local citizens.

http://www.usace.army.mil/

UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premiere federal agency charged with protecting and enhancing America’s treasured fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats.

https://www.fws.gov/

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON
UNCW, the state’s coastal university, implements the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service, holding valued emphasis in globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation.

http://uncw.edu/

Collaborative Effort

An Implementation Team has been created, whose members work together to implement the actions laid out in the Cape Fear River Action Plan for Migratory Fish. The team holds quarterly conference calls and meets in person annually to discuss progress in implementing plan actions, find solutions to any conflicts or
roadblocks that arise, and adjust plan actions through adaptive management, as necessary.

As part of a long-term adaptive-management approach, the team will develop, and revisit as needed, a list of future priority research needs, which will serve to enhance habitat, water quality, and connectivity in the Cape Fear watershed.

We are not fully aware of the extent of our dependence on the Cape Fear River basin and the value of commercial and recreational fisheries, tourism, recreational uses, avoided costs to water treatment, and cultural uses. The conservation actions to be implemented under the Cape Fear River Action Plan for Migratory Fish are expected to result in:

  • Cleaner water

  • Increased habitat

  • Better habitat for migratory fish