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E.A. Vaughn Wildlife Management Area

Site Description

  • State: Maryland
  • County: Worcester
  • Ownership: State

Impoundments

  • EAV 1: 2 acres
  • EAV 2: 15 acres
  • EAV 3: 17 acres

Ecology and Management

There are a number of smaller impoundments at E.A. Vaughn WMA, with the largest being approximately 17 acres. The site is used by fair numbers of waterfowl and wading birds. No impoundment-specific data are available for the site, but eBird shows that 222 species have been identified at E.A. Vaughn WMA. Notable findings include an observation of 120 Swamp Sparrows. The upland impoundments at E.A. Vaughn are managed as moist soils while the lower areas generally hold some water year-round.

Vulnerability

E.A. Vaughn WMA borders Chincoteague Bay to the east and the lower areas of the impoundment are vulnerable to sea-level rise and storm surge.

Human Value

There is no human use data available for this site.

Literature Resources

Below is a list of articles describing research occurring at or near the impoundments: