The popular Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is growing – by another 48-hundred acres. Property that had been acquired over the past few years by The Conservation Fund and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has now been conveyed to the Laguna Atascosa.
The new acreage consists of what had been two privately owned pieces of land – the Dulaney Farm property and the Holly Beach property. Conservationists say the additional land helps fill in the gaps between the northern and southern portions of the Lower Valley refuge, providing protective corridors for the endangered ocelot, and coastal habitat for migratory birds.