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Hog Island to Lawnes Creek
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Hog Island to Lawnes Creek

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wmas/detail.asp?pid=4 The 3908 acre Hog Island Wildlife Management Area consists of three tracts of land. Two of these are in Surry County - the Hog Island Tract at the end of the peninsula and the Carlisle Tract on the peninsula's east side. The other, the Stewart Tract, is in Isle of Wight County. Close to sea level in elevation, the Hog Island Tract is a mixture of flat, open land and pine forest interspersed with tidal marshes and controlled ponds. Intensive wildlife management on this tract includes a vast dike system to create impoundments that are seasonally drained and flooded to produce native plant foods for wintering waterfowl. Surrounding fields provide an additional food source in the form of annual agricultural crops. The Carlisle Tract is the management area's "upland," at about 35 feet in elevation. Here, timbered areas have been reforested with loblolly pine, and plantings of wildlife food and cover crops are located along power line rights-of-way. Some 50 acres of additional marshlands along Lawnes Creek invade the Carlisle and Stewart Tracts.

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