Land Protection Plan for the Expansion of Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge

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Land Protection Plan for the 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 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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Land Protection Plan
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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 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. With more than 570 refuges spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.
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Landscape conservation
Rivers and streams
Wildlife refuges
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