National Wildlife System Historical

National Wildlife System Historical (HM1U6S)

Location: Tappahannock, VA 22560 Essex County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 56.711', W 76° 52.824'

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The National Wildlife Refuge System is a collection of United States lands and waters managed specifically for wildlife. Units of the system stretch across the continent, from the icy north shore of Alaska to the balmy Florida Keys, and beyond to tropical islands in the Caribbean and the South Pacific.

Over 550 refuges—more than 95 million acres—are included in the National Wildlife Refuge System. They range in size from Minnesota's tiny Mille Lacs (less than an acre) to Alaska's sprawling Arctic (almost 20 million acres). Small or large, each refuge provides vital habitat for America's wildlife populations. Enjoy your National Wildlife Refuges!

Mission
"The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a natonal network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife, plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans." National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997.
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HM NumberHM1U6S
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Placed ByU.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and National Wildlife Refuge System
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 334775 N 4201400
Decimal Degrees37.94518333, -76.88040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 56.711', W 76° 52.824'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 56' 42.66" N, 76° 52' 49.44" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-17, Tappahannock VA 22560, US
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