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About the Refuge

About the Refuge

The refuge was established in 1987 for migratory bird conservation through a donation from Alice Hay, daughter-in-law of John Hay.

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About the Complex

Silvio O. Conte

John Hay is managed as part of the Silvio O. Conte.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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What's Happening

Service invites feedback on proposal to work with willing landowners in southern New Hampshire

January 19, 2016

In response to decreasing wildlife populations, conservationists have called for more protected and managed shrublands. To address this, the Service has worked with partners to propose the Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge. A draft plan is available for review and comment through March 4, 2016. If it is approved, the Service would work strictly with willing sellers as funding is available.

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Last Updated: Jan 19, 2016
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