Panther Swamp NWR - Forested Wetlands Restoration

Purpose: To restore 200 acres of forested wetlands habitat on Panther Swamp NWR through installation of two water control structures and renovation of interior levees. Previously, beaver activity had prevented managers from removing water during spring and summer months, thus killing bottomland hardwood trees. This project will retain water in fall and winter, thus providing valuable foraging habitat to migrating and wintering waterfowl near the Yazoo River and will be managed by the USFWS to improve waterfowl management capabilities. This project is located near the Board Road Access and open to public waterfowl hunting.

Location: Approx. 9 miles southwest of Yazoo City, MS (Yazoo County)

Acres Impacted: 200 acres

Habitat Type: Forested Wetlands
Bottomland Hardwoods

Partners: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Ducks Unlimited, Inc

Timeline: Construction was completed in summer 1991