Virginia Wildlife Links

Virginia Wildlife Links



Information on wildlife and conservation links relating to the waterways of Virginia and North Carolina... The majority of these links relate to where I go kayaking, and have useful information on the area, on the local flora and fauna, and directions, rules, and regulations for the various locations. Many of these sites provide information on how you can help protect and preserve these areas for kayaking and other activities.

If you have a wildlife or conservation related link that you would like included, let me know by email at Info@kayakvb.com

Americas National Wildlife System

Across the country and in your community, your national wildlife refuges are unsurpassed places to watch birds and other wildlife, take a hike or a photo with your family and friends, take in an interpretive program, hunt and fish, or just take a boardwalk stroll across a wetland habitat on a quiet afternoon.

2008-11-20

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Back Bay Refuge contains over 8,000 acres, situated on and around a thin strip of coastline typical of barrier islands found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Habitats include beach, dunes, woodland, farm fields, and marsh. The majority of refuge marshlands are on islands contained within the waters of Back Bay.

2008-11-20

Friends of Blackwater

The Friends of Blackwater is comitted to the preservation of the area surronding the Blackwater NWR through education.
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge located on Maryland's Eastern Shore, includes over 27,000 acres, composed mainly of rich tidal marsh characterized by fluctuating water levels and varying salinity.

2008-11-20

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The refuge consists of over 111,000 acres of forested wetlands. Lake Drummond, a 3,100 acre natural lake, is located in the heart of the swamp.

2008-11-20

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge, Knotts Island NC

2008-11-20

Nature Conservancy in Virginia

Saving the last great places on earth

2008-11-20

The Charles Kuralt Trail

In the mid-Atlantic Coastal plain of Virginia and North Carolina, mysterious, dark backwater rivers flow into estuarine sounds contained by the Outer Banks. Here, eleven national wildlife refuges and a national fish hatchery are working to conserve fish, wildlife, plants and their native habitats. The Charles Kuralt Trail has been established to help people enjoy these wildlands and to recognize the broadcast journalist who shared the delights and wonders of out-of-the-way places like these.

2008-11-20

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, is an organization committed to improving the quality of the Chesapeake Bay, and restoring and preserving the the surrounding watershed in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation provide various educational programs to heighten the awareness of the problems occurring in this valuable natural resource, who's watershed encompasses 6 states and 64,000 square miles.

2008-11-20

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Northeast Region

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Northeast Region encompasses 13 states from Maine to Virginia. About 70 million people, nearly a quarter of the nation's population, live within this area where the Service's nearly 1,000 employees work in the regional headquarters, field offices, national wildlife refuges or fish hatcheries. Many of these 132 facilities are open to visitors and can provide exciting opportunities for wildlife dependent education, recreation and interpretation.

2008-11-20

VDGIF Back Bay

With 25,000-plus acres, Back Bay is the largest body of water in the district. It produces good white perch and channel catfish at times, some flounder, and other saltwater and brackish water species. Many citation channel catfish are caught in the tributary creeks in the spring, as fish move into fresher water to spawn. The freshwater creeks feeding into the bay have largemouth bass, crappie, and bluegill. Bank fishing is limited and available only in some of the tributary creeks.

2008-11-20

VDGIF Lake Drummond

Historic and scenic Lake Drummond is bowl-shaped with acid-stained water, due to the organic acids leaching into the water from surrounding swamp and peat soils. The lake pH normally ranges from four to five. This low pH severely limits the species of fish found there; the low nutrient levels limit the fish biomass.

2008-11-20

VDGIF North Landing and Northwest Rivers

With the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean so close by and so prominent on maps of the Tidewater area of Virginia, it's understandable that many people might overlook the North Landing and Northwest Rivers when planning a fishing or boating excursion. Tucked away in southern Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, these waters may not be familiar to most Virginians.

2008-11-20

Virginia Conservation Network

Protecting the commonwealth's air, lands, and waters for the benefit of the people of Virginia.

2008-11-20

Virginia Dept of Conservation and Recreation

"Heaven and Earth never agreed to frame a better place for man's habitation than Virginia." Captain John Smith

2008-11-20

Virginia Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' mission is: to manage Virginia's wildlife and inland fish to maintain optimum populations of all species to serve the needs of the Commonwealth; to provide opportunity for all to enjoy wildlife, inland fish, boating and related outdoor recreation; to promote safety for persons and property in connection with boating, hunting and fishing.

2008-11-20

Virginia Fish and Wildlife Information Service (VAFWIS)

The VAFWIS is a Database of the most current and comprehensive information about all of Virginia's Wildlife resources. The VAFWIS has several method to look up Virginia Species, Geographic Location, Common name, Scientific Name...

2008-11-20

Virginia Forever

Our Land, Our Water, Our Quality of Life

2008-11-20



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