Purpose: To enhance habitat quality within a complex of brackish impoundments on Goose Creek Game Lands through herbicide application on noxious stands of phragmites and purchase and installation of pumps / power units to facilitate flooding and draw down of the impoundments. These managed wetlands are extremely important to waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds and raptors that migrate along coastal North Carolina. This area is managed by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to provide quality wetlands habitat and offer additional hunting opportunities to the public.

Location: Goose Creek Game Lands is located in Pamlico County, on a point of marshlands between the Pamlico River and Pamlico Sound. Goose Creek lies just north of Hobucken, NC.

Acres Impacted: Phase I - 645 ac, Phase II - 1,305 ac
Phase III - 235 ac, Phase IV - 140 ac

Habitat Types: Brackish Emergent Marsh
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (Widgeon Grass)

Partners: North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Timeline: Phase I was completed in November 1993
Phase II was completed in October 1995
Phase III was completed in April 1996
Phase IV was completed in July 1997

DU Contact:

Craig LeSchack

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