This page is dedicated to providing you with what the Friends of Prime Hook consider the most significant news about the US Department of the Interior, and the US Fish and Wildlife Department (USFWS), especially as it applies to Prime Hook NWR
The USFWS has recognized climate change as a real happening, and they have prepared a plan to deal with it as far as refuges and wildlife are concerned.
Visit their Wildlife Aadaption Strategy web site. The basic message is: We recognize climate change is happenning, this will increase stress on wildlife, so our mission needs to be to reduce the stressors as much as possible by enhancing habitat, better managing other wildlife pressures, etc.
Dune and Marsh Restoration
Restoration of the dunes washed out by a series of storms, including Hurricane Sandy, plus re-establishing the marshes behind the dunes as salt marsh is fully described on the Prime Hook FWS site under MARSH RESTORATION.
The salt marsh goal
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