Restoration to back-barrier salt marsh habitats from currently degraded open water conditions will rely on re-building dunes, restoring edaphic factors, hydrological and salinity regimes needed to support the natural recolonization of smooth saltmarsh grasses in Unit II and parts of Unit III.Read the latest marsh restoration updates.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved a final CCP for Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. The CCP will serve as a guide for managing wildlife conservation and visitor services programs on the refuge for the next 15 years. Visit the CCP page to learn more about the planning process and to download the CCP.Comprehensive Conservation Planning
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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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Check out our events page for upcoming refuge programs and activities to connect you and your family with nature!Upcoming Events at Prime Hook
Come see some of the best nature photography in the region. Photographs highlight the Beauty of Prime Hook, Delmarva Scenery, Native Birds, Other Native Wildlife, and Native Flowers and Plants. Visitors to the exhibition can vote on their favorite photograph as part of the “People’s Choice Award.” The photos will be on display at the refuge auditorium. Photos can be viewed every day from 9:00 a.m. until 4 p.m.. The display will remain up until December 13, 2015. There is no admission charge, but prepare to be wowed. The annual contest is sponsored by the Friends of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.Learn more
Prime Hook NWR is embarking on a large-scale tidal marsh restoration project in the wetlands previously managed as freshwater impoundments. It's one of the largest marsh restoration projects ever in the eastern U.S. Restoration from degraded open water conditions to back-barrier salt marsh habitats will involve re-building dunes, closing breaches, and restoring tidal channels throughout the marsh. The restored hydrological and salinity regimes will support the natural recolonization of salt marsh grasses in Unit II and parts of Unit III.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 02, 2015