Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge Vegetation Management and Dune Retention
US Department of the Interior
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
This project will restore, protect, and enhance coastal wading bird, seabird, and shorebird nesting and foraging habitat on Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) through the removal of invasive vegetation, planting of native plant species, and subsequent reduction in shoreline erosion. Specifically, this project will: • Remove invasive plants by conducting chemical treatment and mechanical removal of coin vine (Dalbergia ecastophyllum) in areas that were, are, or could potentially be bird-nesting habitat (approximately 12 acres) and re-treat, where necessary, an additional 13 acres; • Restore and protect bird-nesting habitat by planting native vegetation and installing sand fencing, where appropriate.
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