Purpose: To restore 52 acres of waterfowl habitat on Whites Mill Refuge. The area was acquired by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency in 1992. Whites Mill was a converted wetland that had been in agricultural production for many years prior to its acquisition. Restoration activities will include the construction of terrace levees, installation of water control structures, and installation of a pump to provide a dependable source of water. Ducks Unlimited was contracted to provide topographical surveys, wetlands design, and other engineering services on 52 acres of moist-soil habitat. The area is managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to provide quality wintering habitat for waterfowl.
Location: The project is located on Whites Mill Refuge in Blount County approximately 5 miles southeast of Maryville, TN.
Acres Impacted: 52 acres
Habitat Types: Moist-Soil Wetlands
Flooded Agricultural Crops
Partners: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Timeline: Construction was completed in February 1994