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
About the NWRS
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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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge will implement a new hunt fee schedule beginning with the 2015-2016 hunting season.Learn more
“Exploring the Flora and Fauna at Prime Hook in the Late Spring / Early Summer: A Guided Walk,” originally scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2015, has been cancelled and rescheduled to this Saturday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn more
Check out our events page for upcoming refuge programs and activities to connect you and your family with nature!Upcoming Events at Prime Hook
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public input as it evaluates the restoration of a 4,000-acre tidal marsh at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge along the Delaware Bay. The project is supported by federal funding from the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Act.Learn more
Chironomids, named after their scientific family group Chironomidae, are commonly referred to as “non-biting midges” to distinguish them from their biting relatives (like “no-see-ums” that bite humans voraciously). They are dipteran cousins to mosquitoes (Diptera commonly known as true flies which include many familiar insects like mosquitoes, black flies, midges-both biting and non-biting, fruit flies and house flies).
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Last Updated: May 11, 2015