Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Location: Smyrna, Delaware
|Resilience Projects||Recovery Projects|
Project: A Stronger Coast - Three USFWS Northeast Region National Wildlife Refuge Projects to Increase Coastal Resilience and Preparedness
Project Type: Resilience
Funding awarded: $2,060,000
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.
Project: Repair or Replace Damaged Gate
Project Type: Recovery
Funding awarded: $1,900
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
- Protects refuge staff and wildlife from exposure to unpredictable risk
- Reduces refuge liability