Midwest Region
Conserving the Nature of America

Regional Director's Visit to Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

January 19, 2011

Midwest Regional Director Tom Melius visited Neal Smith NWR in Jan. 2011 to learn more about the important management activities happening in the winter season and learned that for the staff and community schools, there is no "quiet" time of the year!

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is an emulation of historic tallgrass prairie and savanna ecosystems as they existed 170 years ago. Located 20 miles east of Des Moines, Iowa, it is the first prairie reconstruction of its scale and scope, and thus is an important prototype.

Learn more: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/nealsmith

Last updated: February 12, 2013