Restoration of 49 acres of prior-converted wetlands on the Roanoke River Wetlands Game Land - Conoho Farms Tract was completed in March 2005. Restoration elements included the installation of levees, water control structures and a well to provide supplemental water to three separate wetland units. Efforts are part of a landscape migratory bird initiative by DU and it's partners to restore critical wetland habitat along the Roanoke River. The hydrology has been altered due to a series of dams located upstream. This project will benefit the Roanoke River basin by providing habitat for waterfowl and other bird species, improving water quality within the river basin through sediment retention, and providing increased public recreational opportunities.
Funding for this project was provided by DU, North American Wetlands Conservation Council, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, and from an Environmental Enhancement Grant from the North Carolina Attorney General's Office in partnership with Smithfield Foods, Inc.