Raccoon Creek WMA - Wetlands Restoration Project

Purpose: To restore 910 acres of wetlands habitat on Raccoon Creek WMA through installation of several water control structures, construction of a water distribution system, rehabilitation of an electric pumping station, and construction of perimeter levees to increase waterfowl management capabilities on the area. Ducks Unlimited provided funds to help facilitate restoration of these wetlands over the course of several years. The addition of these projects provide greater flexibility in managing periodic drawdowns and timely flooding regimes, thereby establishing a productive moist-soil plant community that would be attractive for wintering waterfowl. This project will retain water in fall and winter, thus providing valuable foraging habitat to migrating and wintering waterfowl near the Tennessee River and will be managed by the Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Location: Approx. 2 miles south of Stevenson, AL (Jackson County)

Acres Impacted: 910 acres

Habitat Type: Moist-soil Wetlands
Flooded Agricultural Crops

Partners: Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources
Ducks Unlimited, Inc

Timeline: Construction was completed in fall 1998 and 2000


DU Contact: Craig Hilburn 
Manager of Conservation Programs
chilburn@ducks.org

Craig Hilburn Manager of Conservation Programs