Buck Island Reef National Monument


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

See also: National Parks and Monuments (table)National Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.

Buck Island Reef National Monument:

see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Buck Island Reef National Monument

Address:2100 Church St #100
Christiansted
Saint Croix, VI 00820

Phone:340-773-1460
Fax:340-773-5995
Web: www.nps.gov/buis/
Size: 19,015 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on December 28, 1961.
Location:1.5 miles northeast of the Island of Saint Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Facilities:Beaches, picnic area, bathhouse, self-guided trails. A visitor center is located in Fort Christiansvaern in dowtown Christiansted.
Activities:Hiking, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, boat tours, fishing, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:The park features the finest marine garden in the Caribbean, as well as having coral grottoes, sea fans, gorgonias, and tropical fishes. The island, which has a nature trail and beaches, is a rookery for frigate birds and brown pelicans and is a nesting area for sea turtles.

See other parks in Virgin Islands.
References in periodicals archive ?
National parks such as Christiansted National Historic Site, Buck Island Reef National Monument on St.
The 19,015-acre Buck Island Reef National Monument includes the 176-acre island consisting of tropical dry forest and 18,839 acres of submerged lands and coral reefs.
No-take zones are now in place at these sites within the National Park System: Channel Islands National Park, and Virgin Islands Coral Reefs and Buck Island Reef national monuments.
A combination of location and a higher degree of protection has made the reefs in Biscayne, Dry Tortugas, and Virgin Islands national parks, as well as Buck Island Reef National Monument, among the most pristine in the region.
Monitoring at both Virgin Islands National Park and Buck Island Reef National Monument shows that water quality generally remains very good.