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Reforestation Work on Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Northeast Region, April 15, 2010
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Eastern Neck NWR successfully completed the reforestation of 36 acres of agriculture fields in April 2010.  Fields 11, 13, and 14 were planted with 70% loblolly pine and 30% native hardwood species.  This project directly meets objectives set forth in the refuge's Comprehensive Conservation Plan, approved in September 2009.  The objectives were shoreline protection, improving water quality, reducing soil erosion and sedimentation, and to improve forest dependent wildlife habitat by reducing fragmentation and increasing size of contiguous habitat.  This project also addresses goals set in President Obama's Executive Order 13508, Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, by creating forested buffers for wildlife habitat, water quality and reduction of soil erosion and shoreline protection.

Contact Info: Matt Whitbeck, 410-228-2692 x115, matt_whitbeck@fws.gov



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