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Mingo National Wildlife Refuge Hosts 2011 Moist Soil Management Workshop
Midwest Region, August 30, 2011
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Wetland ecologist Leigh Fredrickson discusses wetland management techniques to promote a variety of wetland plants and wetland conditions for migrating shorebirds and waterfowl at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.
Wetland ecologist Leigh Fredrickson discusses wetland management techniques to promote a variety of wetland plants and wetland conditions for migrating shorebirds and waterfowl at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge. - Photo Credit: Photo by L. Landowski/USFWS.

Mingo National Wildlife Refuge and Duck Creek Conservation Area hosted a moist soil management workshop, led by wetland ecologist Leigh Fredrickson. Approximately 25 people from other refuges, state agencies and non-profit organizations learned about moist soil management and also shared their experiences.

Moist soil management refers to the drawdown or controlled removal of water in flooded areas during the spring or summer to encourage beneficial waterfowl and shorebird foods to develop. The sites are shallowly re-flooded in the fall and winter for migrating waterbirds for food and energy.


Contact Info: Lindsey Landowski, 573-343-4268, lindsey_landowski@fws.gov



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