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Tag: Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge

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  • Thousands of birds taking flight from a huge lake in winter.
    Tundra swans and snow geese gather at Lake Mattamuskeet. Photo by Michelle Moorman, USFWS.

    Restoring Lake Mattamuskeet

    June 29, 2017 | 7 minute read

    Swan Quarter, North Carolina – Don Nixon grew up hunting, fishing and crabbing in and around Lake Mattamuskeet. It is land his grandfather once owned, and land he intends to pass on, figuratively, to his 12-year-old son Jacob, who loves to fish and hunt. “It’s important what we hand down,” Nixon said recently. “I want to hand down a good lake to my son.” Don Nixon and his 12-year-old son Jacob live a quarter-mile from Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge and enjoy hunting and fishing together.  Learn more...


  • A circular cloud seen from space.
    Information icon Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station. Photo by Astronaut Ricky Arnold, NASA.

    Service prepares for Hurricane Florence impact in Carolinas

    September 11, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Hurricane Florence has the Carolinas in her sights. The Category 4 storm, with winds of up to 130 miles per hour, is expected to hit the North Carolina coast north of Wilmington late Thursday night, bringing a storm surge of 4-12 feet, according to Kevin Scasny, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) meteorologist. Florence has the potential to cause “catastrophic damage,” Scasny said Tuesday morning on a planning conference call conducted by the Service.  Read the full story...

  • Hundreds of white and black birds congregate in open water surrounded by marsh in winter.
    Lake Mattamuskeet NWR attracts more than 200,000 ducks, geese and swans from November to February. Photo by Allie Stewart, USFWS.

    Fish and Wildlife Service, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission strengthen collaboration to improve the lake’s health and boost outdoor recreation at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge

    February 11, 2016 | 4 minute read

    Raleigh, North Carolina - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission today announced additional steps to strengthen their long-standing conservation partnership and said the lake at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in Swan Quarter, North Carolina, will be the big winner. Today’s announcement builds on a commitment put in place in December 2014 to collaborate more closely on efforts to improve Lake Mattamuskeet’s ecosystem and enhance public access.  Read the full story...

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