Friday, September 7, 2012
MDWFP Improves Public Access at Sky Lake WMA
Jackson - The USACE acquired 3,569 acres at Sky Lake WMA to mitigate for terrestrial wildlife losses associated with the construction, operation and maintenance of the Upper Yazoo and Upper Steele Bayou Levee Projects. Consisting of cleared agricultural land when it was originally acquired, the land has since been reforested by the USACE with native species of bottomland hardwoods.
Funds provided by the USACE are being used to improve parking areas and access for management activities and public use of the WMA. "The MDWFP strives to provide reasonable public access on WMAs that balances the desires of the public with the best interests of the wildlife resources on these lands," said Jeff Mangrum, MDWFP WMA Infrastructure Coordinator. Sky Lake WMA opened to public use in 2009 and provides small game, waterfowl, and deer hunting opportunities as well as excellent bird watching opportunities.
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