East Carolina's University's Field Station for Coastal Studies
New Holland, Hyde County, North Carolina
East Carolina's Field Station for Coastal Studies is housed
in the right wing of Mattamuskeet Lodge.
Powerpoint presentation on the Field Station, including present status.
ECU's focus on the coastal plain is in step with the current interest by the State General Assembly and local citizens to provide sustainable economic development in the Albemarle-Pamlico region through eco-tourism and environmental education.
The program for the Mattamuskeet Field Station is in the early stages of development, but
it promises to be unique to the state and to the region. ECU is taking
a multi-disciplinary approach to studying the many interrelated facets
of our coastal plain -- wetlands, watersheds, estuaries, and sounds --
and how they affect coastal growth and development. The area is bursting
with potential: a long history of civilization, five national wildlife
refuges, two state parks, the barrier islands, and the largest natural
lake in North Carolina, situated on the Great Eastern Flyway for migratory
waterfowl. Such a combination of attributes in any field station is rare.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE MATTAMUSKEET FIELD STATION CONTACT
Dr. Roger Rulifson, Director
Mattamuskeet Field Station
College of Arts and Sciences
Mamie Jenkins Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353