Moore/McKenney/Whitmore Islands Ecological Reserve
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Moore/McKenney/Whitmore Islands Ecological Reserve was established to preserve the nesting sites of several species of colonial seabirds.
Detailed Ecological Reserve Description
Ecological reserves are not created for outdoor recreation. Most ecological reserves, however, are open to the public for non-destructive pursuits like hiking, nature observation and photography. Consumptive activities like hunting, freshwater fishing, camping, livestock grazing, removal of materials, plants or animals are prohibited by regulation in ecological reserves. Motorized vehicles are not allowed. Research and educational activities may be carried out but only under permit.Special Restrictions:
Moore/McKenney/Whitmore Islands Ecological Reserve is closed to the public to protect nesting birds and their habitat. Subtidal environments not included.