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Resource Management

Resource Mngmnt Hdr Pic 512wThe refuge was established to protect migratory waterfowl and other migrant species and resident birds. That purpose has been expanded by the Endangered Species Act to include endangered and threatened species. A variety of management tools are used to protect and maintain wildlife and habitat.

Wildlife Surveys

Surveys of loggerhead sea turtles, birds, and vegetation are performed to aid in much-needed research efforts. Examining the existing habitat and where species currently reside can help in forming predictions for future plant and animal distribution changes due to management efforts, habitat loss, or climate change.

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Invasive Species Management

Non-native invasive animals and plants can threaten the balance of native systems. Invasive Chinese tallow on Bulls Island has become one of the most common trees on the island. An aggressive control plan has been implemented using a variety of herbicides and application methods to control this plant.

Learn More about the resource management and conservation efforts at Cape Romain…

Page Photo Credits — Banded Semipalmated Plover, Photo Credit: Tom Blagden, Relocating Loggerhead Turtle Eggs Into a Hatchery, Photo Credit: Steve Hillebrand
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2015
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