Access Improvements Made to Northeast WMAsTuesday, August 02, 2016
Replacement at Charles Ray Nix Wildlife Management Area
JACKSON -Projects to repair and upgrade portions of existing
roads and trails at Charles Ray Nix and John Bell Williams Wildlife
Management Areas (WMA) were completed this past July. Work
consisted of road and trail widening, re-establishing road crowns,
erosion control, renovation of low water crossings, culvert
installations, and applying gravel to road surfaces. In
addition to personnel and equipment movement, improved roads and
trails will facilitate future controlled burns on each WMA by
providing a permanent system of firelanes. Vegetation within
wider road rights-of-ways will be managed to provide additional
cover and food for wildlife.
The MDWFP recognizes the importance of adequate WMA access for
managing wildlife habitat, conducting routine area maintenance,
protecting wildlife resources, and facilitating public use.
The improvements mentioned will ensure that each of these important
objectives is met by providing a reliable, safe, and easily
maintained system of access.
For more information regarding wildlife management areas in
Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/wma or call us at
(601) 432-2199. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or
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