Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge

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Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Map showing the location of Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States
Nearest city Wind Gap, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°52′52″N 75°18′26″W / 40.8811°N 75.3073°W / 40.8811; -75.3073Coordinates: 40°52′52″N 75°18′26″W / 40.8811°N 75.3073°W / 40.8811; -75.3073[1]
Area 185 acres (0.75 km2)
Established 2008
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Official website

The Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania’s Cherry Valley is rich in natural resources and wildlife diversity. Cherry Creek flows through southern Monroe County in northeastern Pennsylvania, flowing into the Delaware River. For generations, local landowners and conservation organizations safeguarded the valley’s clean waters and important natural communities. Recent rapid residential and commercial growth in Monroe County, however, has outpaced efforts to protect these resources. The county is within a two-hour drive of millions of people.

In December 2008, the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved the establishment of the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Monroe County, Pennsylvania after a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was issued by the Northeast Regional Director.

Habitat[edit]

Pennsylvania’s Cherry Valley is rich in natural resources and wildlife diversity. Cherry Creek flows through the northeastern corner of the Commonwealth before feeding into the Delaware River. The 30,000-acre valley harbors nationally significant ecosystems and many protected plant and animals, including federally listed threatened or endangered species. The Kittatinny Ridge, following the creek’s path, is a major avenue for migrating birds of prey, songbirds, waterfowl and bats.

Wildlife[edit]

Federal Trust Species in Cherry Valley: American eel, bog turtle, bald eagle, Northeastern bulrush, dwarf wedge mussel, spreading globeflower.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cherry Valley NWR Establishment Parcel Map". www.fws.gov. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. October 21, 2010. Retrieved December 14, 2011. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.