Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
|Monomoy Island National Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Tern at Monomoy
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|Location||Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States|
|Nearest city||Chatham, Massachusetts|
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|Area||7,604 acres (30.77 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
It was taken over by the US government just before World War II. The island was home to the Monomoy Island Gunnery Range until 1951 when the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge was established. Its goal was to provide habitat for migratory birds. The size of the refuge is 7,604 acres (31 km²) with varied habitats of oceans, salt and freshwater marshes, dunes, freshwater ponds, and some historic manmade structures, such as the Monomoy Point Light and keeper's quarters (decommissioned but open to the public).
- "Archives Search Report" (PDF). US Corps of Engineers. Retrieved January 1, 2014.