Purpose: To acquire and protect 3,748 acres bottomland hardwoods and associated uplands along the Roanoke River and its tributaries. The purpose of this project was to add acreage to the NC Wildlife Resources Commission's Games Lands Program. Bottomland hardwoods are excellent habitat for deer and wild turkeys during dry periods and exceptional habitat for ducks when flooded during winter months. This project is managed by the NCWRC and open to public hunting.

Location: Conine Island lies in a bend of the Roanoke River in Bertie County between Williamston and Windsor, NC.

Acres Impacted: 3,748 acres

Habitat Types: Bottomland Hardwoods
Baldcypress-tupelo Brakes
Natural River Levee Hardwoods

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

Timeline: Acquisition was completed in fall 1987

DU Contact:

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