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Resource Management

Resource Management

Much of the Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge and the surrounding lands were once part of the Great Black Swamp. A vast network of habitats consisting of forests, wetlands, and grasslands, the Great Black Swamp was biologically diverse. Today much of the swamp has been destroyed, and refuge habitat management involves a variety of tools and techniques used to mimic the habitat conditions once common within the Great Black Swamp.

The staff at Cedar Point Refuge works hard to restore the functions of the Lake Erie marsh ecosystem, which includes marshes, wooded wetlands, the estuary, and scrub/shrub. At the same time they are attempting to decrease the exotic plant and animal species present on the refuge that threaten native wildlife.

Last Updated: May 24, 2012
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