Purpose: The purpose of this project was to restore management potential to an existing wetlands system on Pee Dee NWR through construction of dikes and installation of water control structures. Phase II of this project included the purchase of a portable pump that is used to re-flood waterfowl impoundments prior to the wintering season, thus providing a dependable source of water during dry periods. Pee Dee NWR is located on the Pee Dee River, a major migration corridor for migrating and wintering puddle ducks such as mallards, black ducks, American wigeon, green-winged teal and wood ducks. This project is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide quality foraging habitat for wintering waterfowl.

Location: The project is located at the Griffin Lowlands on Pee Dee NWR in Anson County approximately 7.5 miles north of Wadesboro, NC.

Acres Impacted: 400 acres

Habitat Types: Moist-soil Wetlands
Flooded Agricultural Crops

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

Timeline: Phase I was completed in summer 1997
Phase II was completed in summer 2000

DU Contact:

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