The study will examine site access to the Refuge from State Highways, including way-finding signage into the Refuge. All modes for internal circulation will be examined: bikes, pedestrians, cars and water. By examining existing conditions, needs can be identified and a plan to develop short-, mid-, and long-term improvements will be completed.
The goal: Provide safe and effective operations of the infrastructure that support Refuge goals.
Why a Transportation Study for the Bombay Hook NWR?
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The Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) is under way; this is completed every 15 years. The purpose is to assist in the long range Refuge management and guidance plan, by looking 15 years into the future. Included within the CCP is the examination of the existing transportation infrastructure to identify long term needs; a transportation study will address this.
Facts about the Refuge:
How can I get involved?
- All modes can use Refuge (car, bike, pedestrian)
- 12 miles of gravel roads
- 5 pedestrian trails and an auto tour route
- Annual visitation varies: 118,000 to 154,000
- Migratory Bird Festival, held in May, draws nearly 800 visitors
- Sections of the Refuge reserved for hunters approximately 38 days a year
- Attend Public Information Meeting (see schedule)
- Provide written comments –
- Call Refuge staff: (302) 653-9345