Purpose: The purpose of this project was to restore dikes and water control structures on several hundred acres of prior-converted agricultural fields at Alligator River NWR. Several hundred feet of dikes were refurbished and several water control structures were replaced with new structures to restore management potential on the refuge. This area is critically important to migrating and wintering dabbling ducks, diving ducks and tundra swans. In addition, black bear is very common in this region of eastern North Carolina.

Location: The refuge is located on a peninsula between the Alligator River and Pamlico Sound in Dare County, NC.

Acres Impacted: Phase I - 399 acres
Phase II - 700 acres

Habitat Types: Moist-Soil Wetlands
Flooded Agricultural Fields

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

Timeline: Phase I was completed in August 1992
Phase II was completed in October 1998

DU Contact:

Craig LeSchack
Director of Conservation Programs
South Atlantic Field Office
3896 Leeds Ave.
Charleston, SC 29405