Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Wallops Island, Accomack County, Virginia, USA
Nearest city Chincoteague, Virginia
Coordinates 37°53′50″N 75°26′59″W / 37.89722°N 75.44972°W / 37.89722; -75.44972Coordinates: 37°53′50″N 75°26′59″W / 37.89722°N 75.44972°W / 37.89722; -75.44972
Area 373 acres (1.51 km2)
Established 1975
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/northeast/va/wallopsisland/

The Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge located on Wallops Island, Virginia; the refuge was created on July 10, 1975, with the transfer of 373 acres (1.51 km2) of land from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and is administered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service along with Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Much of the property is marshy, and there is also a sea-level fen on the island. The refuge was opened to public deer hunting in 2002 in an attempt to control local animal populations.

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