Pinckney Island and Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuges Proposed Forest Management Action Documents

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Longleaf pine forest on Pinckney Island NWR

Pinckney Island and Harris Neck NWR’s, administered by the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex, propose to use mechanical selective removal of trees and shrubs to reduce hazardous fuels, control invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

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, and improve forest habitat for resident, migratory, and imperiled wildlife species.  The public is welcome to review and comment on the compatibility determinations and environmental action statements contained in this library.  Comment period will run from May 9 thru June 10, 2024.  Comments may be submitted via email or U.S. mail:

Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex, 694 Beech Hill Lane, Hardeeville, SC  29927

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Sunrise over the wading bird rookery at Woody Pond
Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) serves as an important link in the chain of refuges along the eastern seaboard, and is the inland base for two neighboring barrier island refuges, Blackbeard Island and Wolf Island.
View of Ibis Pond with clouds reflecting off of the water.
Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is an important link in the chain of wildlife refuges along the Atlantic Flyway, attracting thousands of migratory birds annually. The refuge also provides nesting habitat, called a rookery, for colonial wading birds such as ibis, egrets, and herons.
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Habitat conservation
Invasive species
Fire management
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