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 Chesapeake, Virginia (VA), pictures
Chesapeake encompasses parts of Great Dismal Swamp, much of which is a national wildlife refuge.
The Dismal Swamp Canal, begun in 1793 and opened in 1805, is the oldest operating artificial waterway in the United States.
The Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, which is part of the Intracoastal Waterway, runs through the city and boasts a number of private port terminals for grains, cement, and agricultural products.
www.greatestcities.com /North_America/USA/Virginia_VA/Chesapeake_city.html

  
 Wildernet - Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Description - Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina and consists of 107,100 acres of mainly forested wetlands that have been ditched and logged since 1763.
Great Dismal Swamp NWR, P.O. Box 349, Suffolk, VA, 23434, Phone: 757-986-3705
The refuge was officially established through the Dismal Swamp Act of 1974.
areas.wildernet.com /pages/area.cfm?areaid=VANWGREDS&cu_id=1

  
 Dismal Swamp's woes could inspire forest restoration - The Washington Times: Metropolitan - July 11, 2004
SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — A small logging operation to save a sliver of Atlantic white cedar trees could be a prelude to the most significant forest-restoration effort in the 30-year-history of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
Before logging roads, railways and ditches were built and the trees were cut down, the Great Dismal Swamp featured an extensive Atlantic white cedar forest, said Brian Van Eerden, director of conservation programs for southeastern Virginia for the Nature Conservancy.
Dismal Swamp's woes could inspire forest restoration - The Washington Times: Metropolitan - July 11, 2004
www.washtimes.com /metro/20040710-114103-9117r.htm

  
 Bird Checklists of the United States
Great Dismal Swamp is one of over 500 refuges in the National Wildlife System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, established by Congress in 1974, consists of almost 107,000 acres of forested wetlands.
Refuge Manager Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge P.O. Box 349 Suffolk, Virginia 23439-0349 Telephone: 804/986-3705
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/othrdata/chekbird/r5/dismal.htm

  
 Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Information about this Refuge is currently being assembled.
northeast.fws.gov /va/dis.htm

  
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The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, founded in 1995, is the nation's first natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered Asian elephants.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC set about Unlocking the Climate Puzzle in its May 1998 issue.
Known worldwide by its panda logo, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is dedicated to protecting the world's wildlife and wildlands.
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 Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
T he Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge contains over 111,000 acres of forested wetlands that have been greatly altered by drainage and logging operations.
Walk on the Dismal Town Boardwalk Trail to view typical Dismal Swamp habitat and wildlife.
A wide variety of wildlife can be seen by hikers and bikers on more than 100 miles of trails or by boaters who can explore the east side of the refuge along the lake.
www.llbean.com /parksearch/parks/html/4720gd.htm

  
 Great Dismal Swamp Nat Wildlife Refuge Suffolk, Virginia (Wildlife Areas)
Great Dismal Swamp Nat Wildlife Refuge Suffolk, Virginia (Wildlife Areas)
Covering approximately 223,000 acres in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, the Great Dismal Swamp is threaded by canals and ditches, many of which have grown over to resemble green tunnels.
Visitors to the refuge can walk or bicycle the trails; an interpretive boardwalk is located on Washington Ditch Road (vehicles prohibited).
www.ohwy.com /va/d/dismswam.htm

  
 The Independent Weekly: Front Porch
The Great Dismal Swamp" in the northeastern corner of North Carolina, that "with the region suffering outmigration and economic distress, and developers commanding tools to tame the land, the Dismal Swamp is in increasing danger of losing forever its distinctive blend of vegetation and moist peat beds."
You could call it a case of "friendly fire": Last week, 2,600 acres of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in Dare County, near the town of Manteo, went up in smoke.
At the same time, somewhat incongruously, a cornucopia of plant and animal life has thrived on the 152,000-acre wildlife refuge, which completely surrounds the bombsites.
www.indyweek.com /durham/2003-05-21/porch.html

  
 Bibliography of Publications Using SIA Collections
National Audubon Society Regional Guide to New England.
"‘Our Nation's Attic?': Making American National Identity at the Smithsonian Institution." Material History Review 50 (Fall 1999): 57-65.
Cockerell, T. "Spencer Fullerton Baird and the U. National Museum." Bios 13 (1942): 3-7.
www.si.edu /archives/archives/2bibliography.htm

  
 Notice of Intent To Prepare Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
A CCP will be prepared for the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) located in Suffolk and Chesapeake, Virginia and Gates and Camden Counties, North Carolina and the Nansemond Refuge Unit located within the City of Suffolk, Virginia.
A Wilderness Review of Great Dismal Swamp NWR will also be completed concurrently in accordance with the Wilderness Act of 1964, as amended and Refuge Planning policy 602 FW Chapters 1, 2, and 3.
The Service is furnishing this notice in compliance with the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended ( 16 U.S.C. 668dd et seq.): (1) To advise other agencies and the public of our intentions, and (2) to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to include in the EIS.
www.washingtonwatchdog.org /public_lands_test/documents/fr/02/fe/01/fr01fe02-86.html

  
 Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge - Gates, Pasquotank and Camden Counties .............................................................................. ICW-NET: North Carolina NE NC
Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge - Gates, Pasquotank and Camden Counties..............................................................................
Located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was formed in 1974 when Union Camp Corporation donated 49,100 acres of forested wetlands to The Nature Conservancy.
The Great Dismal has been drastically altered by humans over the past two centuries.
www.albemarle-nc.com /gates/gdsnwr

  
 VirtualTourist.com - grandmaR's Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Travel Page
In 1728, Col. William Byrd surveyed the approximately 223,000 acre swamp in southeast Virginia and northeast NC and named it the Great Dismal (dismal was another word for swamp in those days).
The log fern, one of the rarest American ferns, is more common in the Great Dismal Swamp than anywhere else.
The current refuge covers 107,000 acres and much of it was originally owned by George Washington, Patrick Henry and other prominent Virginians.
www.virtualtourist.com /m/4a9c6/d8698

  
 VirtualTourist.com - Browse Destinations near 'Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge'
Browse Destinations near 'Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge'
VirtualTourist.com - Browse Destinations near 'Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge'
Destinations in an around Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
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 Trails.com : Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
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 Bird Checklists of the United States
Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, established by Congress in 1974, consists of almost 107,000 acres of forested wetlands.
Great Dismal Swamp is one of over 500 refuges in the National Wildlife System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Birding is popular in the Swamp from April through June, but is best from mid-April to mid-May, the peak of the spring migration.
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/othrdata/chekbird/r5/dismal.htm   (554 words)

  
 Great Dismal Swamp fire contained
Ground fires in the forested wetlands inside and outside the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge aren’t unusual.
Hampton Roads residents will continue to awake to the smell of smoke from a burning wildfire as long as winds blow the acrid stench from the Great Dismal Swamp to their front doors, authorities said Tuesday.
During any given large storm that passes over the refuge, there may be 2,000 to 3,000 lightning strikes on the 111,000 acres that make up the protected area, according to the refuge, which has its own firefighting equipment and firefighters.
www.fire.uni-freiburg.de /media/2005/news_20050922_us.htm   (388 words)

  
 2/13/2004~Great Dismal Swamp Refuge Dedicated as Underground Railroad Site
The Great Dismal Swamp refuge (http://greatdismalswamp.fws.gov/) is the first national wildlife refuge to be included in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program administered by the National Park Service.
Four other Great Dismal Swamp sites outside of the refuge were also dedicated as part of the Underground Railroad program, including the Dismal Swamp Canal, North Carolina’s
Others found refuge deep in the swamp, living off the land as best they could.
news.fws.gov /NewsReleases/R5/FDAD7396-F212-46E5-9346F676811E6E40.html   (499 words)

  
 Dismal Swamp
The Great Dismal Swamp occupies an area of about 10 by 20 miles (200 square miles) in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.
The National Wildlife Refuge covers 167 square miles and an additional area is covered by the North Carolina State Refuge.
Although farming and logging has stopped, the water in the swamp is still being used for maintaining water levels in the nearby Intracoastal Waterway, draining water from the swamp during its own most critical periods: droughts.
www.waterlandfarm.com /Dismal_Swamp.htm   (333 words)

  
 History of the Swamp
(2) - 1972, 9 October - Public Law 92-478 to evaluate federal acquisition with hearings held in 1974.(2) - 1974, 30 August - President Gerald Ford signed a bill which established the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge which included 40,000 acres donated by Union Camp.
The Natural History of the Great Dismal Swamp.
A Brief History of the Great Dismal Swamp
www.tcc.edu /faculty/webpages/MMitchell/195/history.htm   (105 words)

  
 Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1974 to help protect and preserve a portion of the Great Dismal Swamp, a marshy region on the Coastal Plain of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina between Norfolk, Virginia, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina in the United States.
After centuries of logging and other human activities which were devastating the swamp's ecosystems, in 1973, the Union Camp Corporation donated 49,100 acres (199 km²) of land; the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was officially established by the U.S. Congress through The Dismal Swamp Act of 1974.
Hiking opportunities include the nearly 0.75-mile (wheelchair-accessible) Dismal Town Boardwalk Trail, located on Washington Ditch Road, that winds through part of the swamp habitat; and a number of the refuge’s unpaved roads that are also open to bicycling.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Great_Dismal_Swamp_National_Wildlife_Refuge   (618 words)

  
 City of Chesapeake
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.
Since the 1700s, the Great Dismal Swamp has been a haven for runaway slaves, a route for traders, a resource for timber, natural habitat, and today, an attraction for ecotourists, birdwatchers and others who simply appreciate the beauty and mystery that remains.
The program celebrates the role of the Great Dismal Swamp in the local economy, beginning as transportation route and continuing today as an attraction for tourists.
www.chesapeake.va.us /thisweek/newsarch/2005/05-10-07-dismal-swamp.shtml   (486 words)

  
 L.L.Bean: Park Search - Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge contains over 111,000 acres of forested wetlands that have been greatly altered by drainage and logging operations.
Walk on the Dismal Town Boardwalk Trail to view typical Dismal Swamp habitat and wildlife.
A wide variety of wildlife can be seen by hikers and bikers on more than 100 miles of trails or by boaters who can explore the east side of the refuge along the lake.
www.llbean.com /parksearch/parks/html/4720gd.htm   (187 words)

  
 North Carolina - Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and State Natural Area
The Dismal Swamp Canal Visitor Center is the easiest access point for this area in North Carolina.
In spite of having been drastically altered by people, the Great Dismal is still a wild area where natural forces are making a comeback.
The swamp is home to a wide variety of reptiles and amphibians, and a diversity of mammals, including black bear, bobcat, river otter, and several bat species.
www.nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/northcarolina/preserves/art5602.html   (497 words)

  
 The Great Dismal Swamp: A History - Gates, Pasquotank and Camden Counties .............................................................................. ICW-NET: North Carolina NE NC
In 1973, Union Camp donated its Virginia swamp holdings to the Nature Conservancy which, in turn, deeded it to the Department of the Interior for creation of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
The Great Dismal Swamp: A History- Gates, Pasquotank and Camden Counties..............................................................................
Just who discovered the Great Dismal and when is unknown.
www.albemarle-nc.com /gates/greatdismal   (582 words)

  
 Location of Great dismal Swamp
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and the Dismal Swamp State Natural Area lies in a flat basin just east of Suffolk Scarp on the borders of
The Great Dismal Swamp consists of approximately 100,000 acres of terrestrial and wetland ecosystems.
contain approximately sixty percent of the swamp while the remaining forty percent resides in
www.uvm.edu /~cgolkin/nr260/location.html   (64 words)

  
 Great Dismal Swamp   Location
This IBA includes the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and Dismal Swamp State Natural Area, which lie in a flat basin just east of the Suffolk Scarp, on the Virginia-North Carolina line.
Protection Status: The majority of the Great Dismal Swamp is in public ownership and under the jurisdiction of a state or federal agency.
The Great Dismal Swamp encompasses more than 100,000 acres of wilderness and largely inaccessible swamp forest in North Carolina and Virginia.
www.ncaudubon.org /IBAs/Coast/great_dismal_swamp.htm   (505 words)

  
 PLACES TO GO: Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (HamptonRoads.com)
Answer the call of the wild at the Great Dismal.
The 3100-acre Lake Drummond, set in the middle of the swamp, is the largest natural lake in the area.
The 109,000 forested acres of remote wetlands is home to species of white-tailed deer, river otter, bats, raccoon, mink, black bear, bobcat, 21 varieties of snakes, turtles, 23 species of fish, bats and butterflies and 200 different kids of birds.
home.hamptonroads.com /funplaces/detail.cfm?placeID=603   (341 words)

  
 Virginia Fall 2006: Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Many weird and wild tales have been told about the Great Dismal Swamp and its mysterious circular lake, a biological wonder few have ever experienced.
The Great Dismal is one of few remaining American wildernesses.
Home to black bear, bobcat, river otter and over 200 species of birds, the Swamp provides adventure for all ages.
www.virginia.org /fall/FallSubPage.asp?AttrID=15029   (162 words)

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