Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge

The Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge located on Wallops Island, Virginia; the refuge was created on July 10, 1975, with the transfer of 373 acres (1.51 km2) of land from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and is administered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service along with Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Much of the property is marshy, and there is also a sea-level fen on the island. The refuge was opened to public deer hunting in 2002 in an attempt to control local animal populations.

Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge (the United States)
LocationWallops Island, Accomack County, Virginia, United States
Nearest cityChincoteague, Virginia
Coordinates37°53′50″N 75°26′59″W
Area373 acres (1.51 km2)
Established1975
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WebsiteWallops Island National Wildlife Refuge

References

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