Purpose: To improve habitat management capabilities and enhance habitat for waterfowl and other wetland dependent species on Delta National Forest through installation of 2 pipes equipped with full round risers. The project work consisted of removing 3 existing pipes under a Forest Service road and replacing them with the 2 new pipes. Prior to the project improvements, the Forest Service did not have the ability to manage the water levels in this area. By regulating the water levels in this wetland, managers hope to increase the production of moist soil plants to provide additional food for wintering waterfowl.
Location: Delta National Forest (Sunflower WMA)
Acres Impacted: 25 acres
Habitat Type: Scrub-shrub and moist-soil
Partners: United States Forest Service, Ducks Unlimited
Timeline: Construction completed in fall of 2006.