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Wildlife is closer than you think when you know where to look

Oct 01, 2014 09:45PM ● Published by Erica Shames

By Kathy Reshetiloff, Bay Journal News Service

The Chesapeake Bay watershed encompasses 64,000 square miles where more than 17 million people live and work. That translates into roads, parking lots, malls, schools, houses and office buildings.

In this increasingly concrete world, we need wild places to explore and discover nature. These places also help to calm our unusually busy agendas and reflect upon our lives.

Our wildlife needs these natural areas, too. The forests, meadows, wetlands, islands, shorelines, creeks and rivers provide our wildlife with food, water, and nesting and resting places. These natural areas, also known as habitats, are critical to the survival of native plants, insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals and more.

The National Wildlife Refuge system is a network of public lands set aside specifically for the conservation of fish, wildlife and plants, including endangered and threatened species. Prairies, wetlands and woodlands have been protected and restored, providing much needed habitat for the United States’ wildlife through the National Wildlife Refuge system.

National Wildlife Refuges contain a priceless gift – the heritage of a wild United States. Wild lands and the perpetuation of diverse and abundant wildlife are essential to the quality of life in the United States.

Established in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge system provides habitat for more than 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 250 reptile and amphibian species, more than 200 species of fish, and countless species of invertebrates and plants.

Nearly 280 threatened or endangered species are found on national wildlife refuges, where they often begin their recovery or hold their own against extinction.

Refuges are great for people, too. They provide opportunities to see wildlife in a natural environment.

Many refuges have interpretive foot and vehicular trails. Birding, hiking, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking, wildlife observation and photography are some of the available recreational activities. Visitor centers offer exhibits, videos and slide shows.

About 98 percent of the land in the National Wildlife Refuge system is open to the public for wildlife-dependent education and recreation. More than 50 percent of the refuges offer recreational hunting and fishing. Refuge visitors include hunters, anglers, wildlife watchers, school groups and photographers.

Recent legislation, the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act, directed expanding opportunities for several public uses including wildlife photography, fishing, hunting, wildlife observation, environmental education and interpretation.

These activities help build an understanding and appreciation for wildlife, habitat and the role management plays in the stewardship of U.S. resources Kathy Reshetiloff is with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Chesapeake Bay Field Office in Annapolis. Distributed by Bay Journal News Service


National Wildlife Refuge Week Oct. 12-18

Mark your calendars. National Wildlife Refuge Week is Oct. 12–18. Refuges will be the hosts of special events that include tours, guided wildlife walks, exhibits, live animals, crafts, children’s activities and more. Chances are, there’s a refuge close to you. So spice up your autumn and check out something wild at one of these nearby refuges.

Delaware

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge: Smyrna. 302-653-6872,

www.fws.gov/refuge/bombay_hook/

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge: Milton. 302-684-8419,

www.fws.gov/refuge/prime_hook/

Maryland

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge: Cambridge. 410-228-2267,

www.fws.gov/refuge/blackwater

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge: Rock Hall. 410-0639-7056, www.fws.gov/refuge/eastern_neck

Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge: Laurel. 301-497-5580,

www.fws.gov/refuge/patuxent

Pennsylvania

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum: Philadelphia. 215-365-3118,

www.fws.gov/refuge/john_heinz

Virginia

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge: Virginia Beach. 757-721-2412,

www.fws.gov/refuge/back_bay

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge: Chincoteague. 757-336-6122, www.fws.gov/refuge/chincoteague/

Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge: Cape Charles. 757-331-2760, www.fws.gov/refuge/eastern_shore_of_virginia/

Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge: Lorton. www.fws.gov/refuge/mason_neck/, 703-490-4979

Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge: Woodbridge. 703-490-4979. www.fws.gov/refuge/Featherstone/ (This refuge is only accessible by boat; visit the website or call for details.)

Great Dismal Swamp: Suffolk. 757-986-3705, www.fws.gov/refuge/great_dismal_swamp

James River National Wildlife Refuge: Hopewell. 804-829-9020, www.fws.gov/refuge/james_river/ (Advanced reservations required; visit the website or call for details.)

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge: Woodbridge. 703-490-4979, www.fws.gov/refuge/occoquan_bay/

Presquile National Wildlife Refuge: Chester. 804-829-9020,

www.fws.gov/refuge/presquile/ (Advanced reservations required; visit the website or call for details.)

Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex: Warsaw. 804-333-1470 x1, www.fws.gov/refuge/rappahannock_river_valley/

For information about the National Wildlife Refuge system, call 800-344-WILD or visit www.fws.gov/refuges/ 

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    This a-la-carte class series offers both art and science projects for children ages 6-12. LED Cop...


  • James Bond Wore the Quartz Revolution

    12/22/2017
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    James Bond Wore the Quartz Revolution—a brand new exhibit—will challenge what visitors think they...


  • "Cash & Carry IV"

    12/22/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Once again we'll give away panels for you to make artwork on, every one roughly 7" x 9": You can ...


  • Holiday Music Camp

    12/22/2017
    10:15AM — 11:00AM

    December 19th - 22nd: Holiday Music Camp 10:15 & 11:15 Come sing, dance, make crafts, spread che...



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