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Near Haymarket in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Water Fowl And Their Habitat

Leopold's Preserve

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 2, 2021
1. Water Fowl And Their Habitat Marker
Inscription.  
Ducks Unlimited, a proud partner of Leopold's Preserve, has conserved and restored more than 13 million acres of the most critical habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife since 1937. Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems on the planet. They are invaluable not only to waterfowl and scores of other wildlife species, but also to the very quality of life on earth.

Ducks Unlimited's (DU) conservation programs have always had a strong biological foundation. That science and research tradition continues today with hundreds of studies to address the habitat needs of waterfowl. Although a great deal of work has been done and many important questions answered, there is still much to learn about how the birds respond to landscape, habitat and environmental changes.

DU has embraced an approach of constant monitoring and evaluation which allows for continual refinement of its habitat programs. In the end, such an approach ensures that each and every dollar invested in conservation programs is used as effectively and efficiently as possible.

DU used many methods to conserve

Display along the trail with several plaques image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 2, 2021
2. Display along the trail with several plaques
wetlands and valuable habitat in priority areas for North American waterfowl including:
➤ Restoring grasslands
➤ Replanting forests
➤ Restoring watersheds
➤ Working with landowners
➤ Working with partners
➤ Acquiring land
➤ Conservation easements
➤ Management agreements
➤ Geographic Information Systems

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEnvironment.
 
Location. 38° 49.026′ N, 77° 40.522′ W. Marker is near Haymarket, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Thoroughfare Road 0.4 miles south of John Marshall Highway (Virginia Route 55), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16311 Thoroughfare Rd, Broad Run VA 20137, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Thoroughfare Colored / North Fork School (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Thoroughfare Gap & Chapman's Mill (a few steps from this marker); Antioch-McCrae African American School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farm Life (approx. ¼ mile away); Free People Of Color At Thoroughfare (approx. ¼ mile away);
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Aldo Leopold (approx. 1.2 miles away); On Hallowed Ground (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Battle of Buckland Mills (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haymarket.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Mar. 2, 2021