Neches River National Wildlife Refuge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Neches National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Location of Neches River National Wildlife Refuge
Location of Neches River National Wildlife Refuge
Location of Neches River National Wildlife Refuge
Location of Neches River National Wildlife Refuge
Location Cherokee County, Texas, United States
Coordinates 31°15′0″N 95°59′0″W / 31.25000°N 95.98333°W / 31.25000; -95.98333Coordinates: 31°15′0″N 95°59′0″W / 31.25000°N 95.98333°W / 31.25000; -95.98333
Area 4,404 acres (17.82 km2)
Established 2006 (2006)
Governing body U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Website Neches River National Wildlife Refuge

The Neches River National Wildlife Refuge is a 4,404-acre (17.82 km2)[1] protected area of Texas managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. It is located in the rolling hills of East Texas near Jacksonville.

Encompassing the upper Neches River, the unit preserves a pristine waterway. After the city of Dallas proposed constructing a dam along the body of water, conservationists petitioned the federal government to protect the river, which resulted in the 2006 creation of the refuge. The Texas Water Board sued to prevent this acquisition, but in 2010, a federal judge ruled in favor of the Fish & Wildlife Service.[2] Although the river is served by several canoe outfitters, the mainland portion of the facility is closed to visitors.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Statistical Data Tables for Fish & Wildlife Service Lands (as of 9/30/2015)" (PDF). US Fish & Wildlife Service. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Mogle, Danny (April 28, 2013). "Navigating the Neches". INmagazine. Archived from the original on September 28, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ "About the Refuge - Neches River". U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 

External links

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Neches River National Wildlife Refuge
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Neches_River_National_Wildlife_Refuge&oldid=825760871"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neches_River_National_Wildlife_Refuge
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Neches River National Wildlife Refuge"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA