Acquisition and enhancement of moist-soil wetlands, flooded agricultural crops, semi-permanent ponds for submersed aquatics and flooded bottomland hardwood timber
Importance to waterfowl locally, regionally and/or continentally:
Swans, Canada geese, mallards, black ducks, blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, ring-necked ducks, wood ducks, wading birds and shorebirds all benefit from this project.
Importance to people (hunters, bird watchers, etc):
One of the premier waterfowl hunting and viewing areas in the state.
General description of the work undertaken:
Establish 540 acres of moist soil wetlands and enhance 60 acres of forested wetlands by installing 18,000 linear feet of levee, 25 water control structures, 6 drop-pipe structures, 12-inch deep well and 2 relift pumps.
Ducks Unlimited, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Agency and North American Wetlands Conservation Council