Havens Wildlife Management Area

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Havens Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Havens Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Havens Wildlife Management Area
Map of Virginia
Location Roanoke County, Virginia
Nearest city Salem
Coordinates 37°20′11″N 80°06′32″W / 37.3363°N 80.1089°W / 37.3363; -80.1089Coordinates: 37°20′11″N 80°06′32″W / 37.3363°N 80.1089°W / 37.3363; -80.1089
Area 7,190 acres (2,910 ha)
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wmas/detail.asp?pid=26

Havens Wildlife Management Area is a protected area located in Roanoke County, Virginia. Located in the Appalachian Highlands and occupying a part of Fort Lewis Mountain, it is steep and generally inaccessible; elevations in the 7,190-acre (29.1 km2) area range from 1500 to 3,200 feet (980 m) above sea level. Save for a few intermittent streams, and some watering holes created for local wildlife, there is little water present, and soils on the property are generally shallow and poor. 99 percent of the land is forested, growing a mixture of oaks, hickories, and pines. At one time the area was used for timber production, and it has been slow to recover.

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