14 Feb

 

Natural Resource

Manassas National Battlefield Park, established in 1940, preserves the sites of the First and Second Battles of Manassas. These important battlegrounds and associated monuments are nestled in over 5000 acres of meadows, woodlands and streams. The Resource Management division oversees these historic lands for their important contribution to local and regional biodiversity.

Audubon has recently selected the park as an Audubon Important Bird Area. Selection was based on the Park’s quality grasslands and numerous bird species (54 confirmed breeders) that occur here.

The park is also now listed as a stop under Virginia’s Birding and Wildlife trail, a program managed by the Virginia Department of game and Inland Fisheries. Manassas National Battlefield Park also has a combined total of 40 miles worth of trails for public use.

To date we have documented 168 bird, 26 mammal, 23 reptile and 19 amphibian species within the park.

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