Wildlife Watching

East Lansing WMD

East Lansing WMD consists of two Waterfowl Production Areas including the 160 acre Schlee WPA in Jackson County and the 77 acre Kinney WPA in VanBuren County. Sites are managed primarily to maintain wetland and upland habitat for migrating and nesting waterfowl, migratory birds and resident game ...

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Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge

Fern Cave NWR was purchased in 1981 to provide protection for the federally endangered gray and Indiana bats. It consists of 199 acres of forested hillside underlain by a massive cave which provides habitat for bats. Fern Cave contains the largest wintering colony of gray bats in the ...

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Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge

The Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1964 through community support and in cooperation with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is located on both banks of the Chattahoochee River in southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia. Named after the city of Eufaula, the refuge offers a ...

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Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge

Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1909, is one of the nation's oldest refuges. Located southwest of Boise, Idaho, the refuge includes the Lake Lowell sector (10,588 acres) and the Snake River Islands sector (about 800 acres). Lake Lowell is an irrigation project reservoir that provides an oasis ...

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Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge

Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is a 28-mile long river valley with three natural lakes. The northern boundary of the Refuge is Saskatchewan, Canada. The Refuge was established in the 1930s "dust bowl era" and original Refuge facilities were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to ...

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Desert National Wildlife Refuge

The Desert National Wildlife Refuge was established May 20, 1936, and encompasses 1.5 million acres of the diverse Mojave Desert in southern Nevada. It is the largest National Wildlife Refuge in the lower 48 states. The Refuge contains six major mountain ranges, the highest rising from 2,500-foot valleys to ...

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Cache River National Wildlife Refuge

Cache River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1986 to protect significant wetland habitats and provide feeding and resting areas for migrating waterfowl. As one of the few remaining areas in the Lower Mississippi River Valley not drastically altered by channelization and drainage, the ...

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Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge

Established August 5, 1985, Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge lies in the Lower Mississippi River floodplain along the Chickasaw Bluff in western Tennessee. Eight miles of the western boundary abut the Mississippi River along the only stretch without a mainline levee in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. As ...

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Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1983 specifically for the protection of the endangered West Indian Manatee. This unique refuge preserves the last unspoiled and undeveloped habitat in Kings Bay, which forms the headwaters of the Crystal River. The refuge preserves the warm water spring havens, ...

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Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge

The 3750-acre Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge is adjacent to the Mississippi River. Although it is protected by a levee, the refuge provides flood storage in periods of high water. Refuge habitats include managed wetland units, semi-permanent and permanent marshes, bottomland hardwood forests, and native grasslands. The ...

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