Building a Stronger Coast
Recovery, restoration & building coastal resilience
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge - USFWS

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Location: Smyrna, Delaware

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Project: A Stronger Coast - Three USFWS Northeast Region National Wildlife Refuge Projects to Increase Coastal Resilience and Preparedness

Location: Regional

Project Type: Resilience

Project status: In progress

Funding awarded: $2,060,000

Project Summary

The three projects included in this study are intended to identify vulnerabilities and strengths of over 70 miles of shoreline at coastal refuges, assess the integrity of over 30,000 acres of coastal marsh that protect adjacent shorelines and help preserve the species they support.

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Project: Repair or Replace Damaged Gate

Project Type: Recovery

Project status: Complete

Funding awarded: $1,900

Project Summary

This project repaired an entrance gate at the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge that was damaged by hurricane Sandy, allowing uncontrolled access to the refuge.

Conservation / Restoration Goals

  • Protect refuge staff, land and wildlife from damage associated with unauthorized public access

Project Benefits

  • Protects refuge staff and wildlife from exposure to unpredictable risk
  • Reduces refuge liability

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Last updated: April 11, 2018