Welcome to Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge
Established in 1975, Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in southeast Arkansas, approximately eight miles west of the town of Crossett. Named for a small community located at its southwest corner, this 65,000 acre refuge contains an abundance of water resources dominated by the Ouachita and Saline Rivers and the Felsenthal Pool.
This low lying area is dissected by an intricate system of rivers, creeks, sloughs, buttonbush swamps and lakes throughout a vast bottomland hardwood forest that gradually rises to an upland forest community. Historically, periodic flooding of the "bottoms" during winter and spring provided excellent wintering waterfowl habitat. These wetlands, in combination with the pine and upland hardwood forest on the higher ridges, support a wide diversity of native plants and animals.
Getting There . . .
Felsenthal NWR is located about 5 miles west of Crossett, Arkansas on US Highway 82. Signs along the way will invite you to visit the Office/Visitor Center before entering the refuge.
Draft Land Protection Plan and Environmental Assessment for Expansion of Felsenthal Refuge Available for Public Comment
We're seeking to enhance conservation of the Mississippi River Valley Ecosystem by linking and expanding Felsenthal and Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuges. A draft land protection plan and environmental assessment is available for your comment from February 22 to April 22, 2013. Please send comments to Tina Chouinard, Natural Resource Planner, email@example.com, 49 Plainsbrook Place, Jackson, TN 38305.
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