Weston Wildlife Management Area Article

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Weston Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Weston Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Weston Wildlife Management Area
Location within Virginia
Location Fauquier County, Virginia
Coordinates 38°39′45″N 77°41′34″W / 38.66250°N 77.69278°W / 38.66250; -77.69278
WESTON WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA Latitude and Longitude:

38°39′45″N 77°41′34″W / 38.66250°N 77.69278°W / 38.66250; -77.69278
[1]
Area271 acres (110 ha)
Established1959 (1959)
Governing body Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Weston Wildlife Management Area is a 271-acre (110 ha) Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Fauquier County, Virginia, near the town of Casanova. Although small in size compared to other WMAs in the state, it nevertheless features a variety of habitats, including hardwood forests along Turkey Run. Former tracts of farmland are reverting to cedar thickets, and there are a number of fields around the area as well, divided by well-maintained hedgerows. Turkey Run provides a water supply year-round, and forms the eastern boundary of the property. Within the area's boundaries is a 10-acre (40,000 m2) parcel of privately owned land. [2]

Weston WMA is owned and maintained by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The area is open to the public for fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and primitive camping. Firearms are not permitted, although a "chase-only" season is available for training hunting hounds. [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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References

  1. ^ "Weston". ProtectedPlanet. United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Weston". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Access Permit". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved January 15, 2017.

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