Delta National Forest - Fordice Tract Wetlands Enhancement Project

Delta National Forest 2008

Purpose: To enhance 140-acres greentree impoundment on Delta National Forest through replacement of 10 water control structures. The new water control structures are made from 24-inch pipes that ranged from 40 to 65 feet in length. A new well, including pump, engine and fuel tank, was also installed during the project. This project provides valuable foraging habitat to migrating and wintering waterfowl within the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Mallards and wood ducks will be the primary waterfowl species that benefit from this project.

 

Location: Delta National Forest (Sharkey County, MS)

Acres Impacted: 140 acres

Habitat Type: greentree impoundment, open areas planted for waterfowl use

Partners: U.S. Forest Service
Ducks Unlimited, Inc

Timeline:
Construction was completed in fall 2008

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