$168,000 awarded for Kitty Hawk Woods
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awarded North Carolina a coastal protection grant of $168,090 to help add 15.97 acres to the Kitty Hawk Woods Maritime Forest, which is part of the division’s Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve System.
North Carolina’s Natural Heritage Trust Fund is providing the remaining half of the cost, or $168,090.
The site, called the Hard tract, contains two globally imperiled plant communities: maritime swamp and maritime deciduous forest.
The grant is one of 25 awarded across the country this week as part of the 2010 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program, totaling $19.2 million.