FWS Field Notes
See the latest activities, events and conservation work at Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge.
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events and activities sponsored by Cypress Creek NWR and the Friends of the
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About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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The draft Furbearer Management Plan, Environmental Assessment and Compatibility Determination for trapping on Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge was sent out for public review November 9 through December 7, 2015. Comments are being reviewed and addressed in the final document.
Thanks to the hard work of Duck's Unlimited staff, the Refuge has been awarded $53,000 as part of a Wildlife Conservation Society's 2015 Climate Adaptation Fund. The grant supports bottomland hardwood conservation efforts in southern Illinois and southwestern Indiana. Funding will cover the purchase of seedlings to reforest 275 acres on the Refuge in 2016 and 2017.
A migratory bird, breeds and nests throughout in tree cavities over water and eat insects. Prothonotary warblers are a good indicator of healthy bottomland forests and the success of restoration efforts in the Cache River Watershed.
Photo by Stoil Ivanov.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2015