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J Morgan Futch - Acquisition Project

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Purpose: To acquire and protect 600 acres of predominately agricultural land in eastern North Carolina. The site consists of 429 acres of agricultural land, 24 acres of moist-soil habitat, 97 acres of impoundments, 10 acres of pine shelterwood stands, and 40 acres of cut-over bottomland hardwoods. Past management has focused on flooding agricultural crops and moist-soil habitats to attract wintering waterfowl. Swans, Canada geese, mallards, black ducks, blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, ring-necked ducks, wood ducks, wading birds and shorebirds will all benefit from this project. The area will be managed by North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to provide quality wetlands habitat for wintering waterfowl and additional hunting opportunities for waterfowlers.    

Location: The project is located in Tyrell County approximately 4.5 miles west of the Alligator River and 7 miles east of Columbia, NC.

Acres Impacted: 600 acres

Habitat Types: Moist-soil Vegetation
Flooded Agricultural Crops
Semi-permanent ponds for submersed aquatics
Flooded bottomland hardwood timber

Partners: North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Timeline: Construction was completed in 2002

DU Contact:

Craig LeSchack
Director of Conservation Programs
South Atlantic Field Office
3896 Leeds Ave.
Charleston, SC 29405
843-745-9127
cleschack@ducks.org

 

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