Purpose: To restore 450 acres of moist-soil habitat on Eufaula NWR through installation of permanent inlet pumping station complete with a 24-inch pump and engine. In addition, this project involves rehabilitation of existing levees to permit more active management for moist-soil vegetation. This project will provide a reliable source of water during years of dry habitat conditions. Mallards, wood ducks, gadwall, and green-winged teal will be the primary waterfowl species that will benefit from the project. The NWR would be managed by the USFWS to maintain high quality moist-soil habitat for waterfowl and other water bird species, while providing waterfowl hunting opportunities.

Location: Approx. 5 miles north of Eufaula, AL (Russell County)

Acres Impacted: 450 acres

Habitat Type: Moist-soil Vegetation

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

Timeline: Construction was completed in fall 1995

DU Contact: Chris Cole
Director of Conservation Programs - Alabama
193 Business Park Drive, Suite E
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 206-5446