Purpose: To acquire and protect 880 acres of wetland and upland habitats along the Roanoke River. The purpose of this project was to add additional acreage to the NC Wildlife Resources Commission Game Lands Program. The acquisition of forested wetlands provides critical habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl along the Roanoke River. This project provides hunting opportunities and is managed by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

Location: The project is located near the Roanoke River and Conoho Creek in Martin County approximately 7 miles northeast of Robersonville, NC.

Acres Impacted: 880 acres

Habitat Types: Open Agricultural Fields
Pine - Mixed Upland Hardwoods
Bottomland hardwoods and Forested Wetlands

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

Timeline: Acquisition was completed in 1996

DU Contact:

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