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Havasu
National Wildlife Refuge


The desert tortoise is one of the animals that has adapted to desert living.
317 Mesquite Avenue
Needles, CA   92363
E-mail: al_murray@fws.gov
Phone Number: 760-326-3853
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/havasu/
Desert Tortoise
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  History
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When the gates closed at Parker Dam in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created Havasu NWR to provide migratory waterfowl habitat. The refuge has shifted boundaries since then, including the addition of the Needles Peaks area in 1968.

 
 
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