Draft Land Protection Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Expansion of Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge

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Draft Land Protection Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Expansion of Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge

In accordance with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) policy and the National Environmental Policy Act, a draft Land Protection Plan and Environmental Assessment have been prepared analyzing the effects and describing the strategy of establishing a 287,090-acre Conservation Partnership Area along the Roanoke River from Weldon to the Albemarle Sound, with authority to acquire up to 50,000 acres in fee title and 100,000 acres in conservation easements and conservation partnerships as part of Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Acquisitions will fall within Bertie, Washington, Martin, Halifax and Northampton Counties, North Carolina. The plan outlines the options and methods used to provide the minimum interests necessary to preserve and protect the area’s fish, wildlife, and plant resources.

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Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge, in Bertie County, North Carolina, is named for the Roanoke River, which runs through the refuge. The refuge was established in 1991 to protect the forests in the Roanoke River floodplain, considered to be the largest intact, and least disturbed, bottomland...
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The Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Gateway Visitor Center (Gateway Visitor Center in short) represents eleven national wildlife refuges and one national fish hatchery, offering an invitation to visit them all. Interactive exhibits teach visitors about each of the refuges in the...
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. With more than 560 refuges spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.
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