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Marsh Restoration

Marsh Restoration

Salt marsh - USFWS.

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.

Planning

Comprehensive Conservation Planning

Front cover of the CCP - USFWS.

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

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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Around the Refuge

  • Upcoming Events

    Horseshoe Crab Interpretation

    Check out our events page for upcoming refuge programs and activities to connect you and your family with nature!

    Upcoming Events at Prime Hook
  • Service Protects Red Knot as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act

    Red Knots

    December 09, 2014 - The rufa subspecies of the red knot now will receive protection as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, the Service announced today. “Unfortunately, this hearty shorebird is no match for the widespread effects of emerging challenges like climate change and coastal development, coupled with the historic impacts of horseshoe crab overharvesting, which have sharply reduced its population in recent decades,” said Service Director Dan Ashe.

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  • Marsh and Water Monitoring Network Recently Updated

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    The marsh and water monitoring network on the refuge was recently updated to incorporate better monitoring equipment, and to provide the data on a new website platform.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2014
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