Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Poquoson, Virginia, United States
Coordinates 37°08′24″N 76°19′39″W / 37.14000°N 76.32750°W / 37.14000; -76.32750Coordinates: 37°08′24″N 76°19′39″W / 37.14000°N 76.32750°W / 37.14000; -76.32750
Area 3,501 acres (14.17 km2)
Established 1972
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Official website

The Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge in Poquoson, Virginia, located on the southwestern corner of the Chesapeake Bay. One of four refuges that comprise the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex, it was owned by the United States Department of Defense before being transferred to the jurisdiction of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in 1972. The 3,501-acre (14.17 km2) refuge is located at about the midpoint of the Atlantic Flyway. As it was previously used as a bombing range, there is a good deal of unexploded ordnance about, as a consequence of which only the 200-acre (0.81 km2) Cow Island part of the refuge is open to the public.

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