Projects and Research

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge recently completed a large tidal marsh and beach restoration project, one of the largest ever in the eastern U.S.  The project restored a highly damaged tidal marsh/barrier beach ecosystem covering about 4,000 acres within the former freshwater impoundment system on the refuge. This coastal wetland restoration improves the ability of the refuge marshes to withstand future storms and sea level rise and improves habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife.  The restoration project is supported by funding from the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Act.