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Resource Management

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Prescribed burning and mechanical brush control are used to favor vegetation beneficial to certain species of wildlife such as the snow goose.

Water levels in the three impoundments are manipulated through water control structures and pump stations, mimicking dry and wet periods found in natural wetlands and encouraging maximum forage production, mostly in the form of submerged aquatic vegetation. Timely draw-down in early spring produces optimum conditions for migrating shorebirds while flooding in late fall produces optimum feeding areas for wintering waterfowl.

Additionally, wildlife and habitat surveys are utilized to monitor wildlife populations, including sea turtles, waterfowl, and shorebirds, and habitat health.

Page Photo Credits — 3-way by Drew Wilson
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2014
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