Purpose: To develop high quality wintering waterfowl habitat from prior-converted agricultural fields through construction of 18,000' of new interior levees, installation of 25 water control structures, 6 pipe structures, one 12" deep well and installation of two 24" relift pumps. Swans, Canada geese, mallards, black ducks, blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, ring-necked ducks, wood ducks, wading birds and shorebirds will all benefit from this project. The area will be managed by North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to provide quality wetlands habitat for wintering waterfowl and additional hunting opportunities for waterfowlers.

Location: The project is located in Tyrell County approximately 4.5 miles west of the Alligator River and 7 miles east of Columbia, NC.

Acres Impacted: 600 acres

Habitat Types: Moist-soil Vegetation
Flooded Agricultural Crops
Semi-permanent ponds for submersed aquatics
Flooded bottomland hardwood timber

Partners: North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
North American Wetlands Conservation Council
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Timeline: Construction was completed in 2003

DU Contact:

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