NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE
|BIRDS OF LITTLE CREEK
Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek is the largest
facility of its kind. The installation supports
operational and training commands with the mission of
improving readiness and capability to conduct amphibious
Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in the Tidewater area of Virginia, the installation is situated in the Atlantic Migratory Flyway. Shoreline on both the Bay and Little Creek Harbor provides habitat for a variety of wildlife. Additional wetland areas include two large lakes, seven ponds, and a freshwater marsh. Upland habitats are pine and hardwood forests and open fields.
The Natural Resources Office provides interpretive displays and sponsers conservation projects. The Izaak Walton League located on base actively participates in management of natural areas.
Access to the installation is by special permission; photography is strictly limited. For further information, please contact Natural Resources Office: 804-464-7062, or Public Affairs Office: 804-464-7923.
|NAVY NATURAL RESOURCES AND
|The Navy and Marine
Corps manage more than four million acres worldwide. Much
of this land is located in sensitive wetlands along
valuable coastlines, some of the most ecologically
significant areas in the world. The location of our real
estate holdings makes it imperative that we plan and
execute our various military missions in harmony with our
environment. It is a Department of the Navy goal to
promote an environmental ethic within the Navy workforce.
The Department of the Navy supports numerous partnerships with other Federal, State, local and private resource groups to promote such programs as the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation, Wetlands Protection and Enhancement, and Watchable Wildlife.
Jacqueline E. Schafer, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and the Environment, has noted, "It will be difficult for the Navy to succeed in its mission unless it has earned the confidence of its neighbors. To keep this confidence, the Navy must emphasize natural resources stewardship in every aspect of its land use." It does. Come see for yourself and discover our resources.