Highland Wildlife Management Area

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Highland Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Highland Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Highland Wildlife Management Area
Location within Virginia
Location Highland County, Virginia
Nearest city Staunton
Coordinates 38°19′28″N 79°34′10″W / 38.3245°N 79.5694°W / 38.3245; -79.5694Coordinates: 38°19′28″N 79°34′10″W / 38.3245°N 79.5694°W / 38.3245; -79.5694[1]
Area 14,283 acres (57.80 km2)
Governing body Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Highland Wildlife Management Area is a 14,283-acre (22.3 sq mi; 57.8 km2) Wildlife Management Area in Highland County, Virginia. It consists of three separate tracts of land, centered on Jack Mountain, Bullpasture Mountain, and Little Doe Hill; elevations in the area range from 1,800 to 4,390 feet (550 to 1,340 m) above sea level.[2]

With the exception of an 80-acre (32 ha) clearing on Jack Mountain that was once used as summer pasture land, the area is nearly completely covered by upland hardwood forest, consisting mainly of oaks and hickories. The Bullpasture River flows through the area and is regularly stocked with trout. The area is carefully managed to enhance wildlife habitat, including maintaining small clearings as open space for wildlife, and encouraging the growth of mast-producing trees to provide food.[2]

Highland Wildlife Management Area is owned and maintained by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The area is open to the public for hunting, trapping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and primitive camping.[2] Access for persons 17 years of age or older requires a valid hunting or fishing permit, or a WMA access permit.[3]

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  1. ^ "Highland". ProtectedPlanet. United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Highland". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Access Permit". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 

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