Islands of the Potomac Wildlife Management Area

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The Islands of the Potomac Wildlife Management Area is a Wildlife Management Area consisting of islands within the Potomac River in Maryland, USA along its border with the state of Virginia. It is administered by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Islands of the Potomac WMA provides 824 acres (3.33 km2) of protected wildlife habitat situated in the river and stretching through Allegany (80 acres), Washington (6 acres), Frederick (223 acres) and Montgomery (515 acres) Counties.[1] The river islands of the WMA are accessible only by boat. Within the WMA is established the Islands of the Potomac Wildland (see Maryland Wildland), consisting of about 82% (676 acres) of the total area.

The former Heater's Island WMA has been subsumed into the larger entity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ “DNR Owned Land Acreage Report, 2008”; Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Coordinates: 39°15′56″N 77°31′52.5″W / 39.26556°N 77.531250°W / 39.26556; -77.531250