Wildcat Brake WMA - Moist-soil Restoration

Purpose: To enhance 200 acres of moist-soil habitat on Wildcat Brake WMA through installation of five water control structures and construction of small perimeter levees. This WMA consists of 1,800 acres of wildlife habitat and provides excellent opportunities for deer hunting, duck hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing. Five impoundments were created to provide additional waterfowl management capabilities and to increase moist-soil seed production. This project provides valuable foraging habitat to migrating and wintering waterfowl near Enid Lake and will be managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve waterfowl management capabilities and provide additional duck hunting opportunities.

Location: Approximately 3 miles west of Water Valley, MS (Yalobusha County)

Acres Impacted: 200 acres

Habitat Type: Moist-soil Habitat

Partners: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Ducks Unlimited, Inc

Timeline: Construction was completed in summer 2000


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