Purpose: This project consisted of constructing new cross dikes to subdivide existing impoundments, refurbishing existing dikes, installation of 8 new water control structures, and purchase of equipment to mechanically disturb soils to stimulate the growth of moist-soil plants important to wintering waterfowl. Restoration of the dikes and water control structures will allow for more intensive management of this important wintering area.

Location: The project is located within Croatan National Forest in Jones County approximately 16 miles from New Bern, NC.

Acres Impacted: 820 acres

Habitat Types: Moist-soil Wetlands
Flooded Agricultural Crops

Partners: U.S. Forest Service
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Timeline: These projects were completed in 1992 and 1999

DU Contact:

Craig LeSchack

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