Expiration date: 4/5/2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) proposes to construct an ecosystem restoration project within the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Sussex County, Delaware. The refuge was established in 1963, stretching along the southwestern shore of Delaware Bay just north of Cape Henlopen in Sussex County, and encompasses 10,144 acres of tidal salt-marshes, agricultural lands and upland forests, bordering on three bay-front communities: Slaughter Beach, Prime Hook Beach and Broadkill Beach. The refuge was established under the authority of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act and provides an important stop-over site for migratory birds that travel the Atlantic Flyway. It also provides breeding habitat for federally and state-listed threatened and endangered species, as well as many neo-tropical migrating bird species.