Virginia Field Office
Northeast Region
Longleaf pine Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Goals

Restore historic habitat conditions, targeting wetlands and streams

Recovery of habitat for threatened and endangered species

Consideration of landscape setting to maximize benefits

Creation of large blocks of habitat to link refugia and offset development pressure, especially in coastal areas

Work with landowners for "win-win" partnerships that foster pride in good stewardship of the land

Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Projects Connect with Us

These projects will complete 600 acres of reforestation and restore wetland hydrology to the 3,800 acre Cavalier Wildlife Management Area adjacent to the Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and Northwest River. An additional 1,650 linear feet of living shoreline stabilization will be established in Back Bay, a nationally significant estuary. Other project participants include Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Christopher Newport University, City of Virginia Beach, City of Chesapeake, False Cape State Park, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and Wetland Design and Restoration, Inc.

For more information please contact:  Will Smith, USFWS,

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Last updated: April 29, 2016