Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 8086—Establishing the Morgan Farm Wildlife Refuge

April 11, 1939


By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, it is ordered that the lands owned or controlled by the United States in Addison County, Vermont, within the area delineated upon the diagram attached hereto and made a part hereof, be, and they are hereby, reserved and set apart, subject to valid existing rights, for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a refuge and breeding ground for birds and other wildlife.

The lands included in this refuge are now under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture for use as the United States Morgan Horse Farm, and this reservation shall be subject to that use.

It is unlawful for any person to pursue, hunt, trap, capture, willfully disturb, or kill any bird or wild animal of any kind whatsoever within the limits of the refuge, or to enter thereon, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture.

This reservation shall be known as the Morgan Farm Wildlife Refuge.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
April 11, 1939.

image of map attached to this executive order

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