Management on a bi-weekly basis is limited to the shallow water New Pond to control invasive plants and maintain islands within the wetland. Major restoration efforts are planned for Old Pond (15-acres) in the future. The extensive coverage of invasive California bulrush in the pond has devalued the wetland for endangered and migratory birds. Plans also include a well and pump to provide an alternate water source for New Pond to benefit waterbirds.
The refuge provides adequate water quantity to maximize habitat size and value for endangered, migrant, and resident waterbirds.
The refuge provides opportunities for quality wildlife-dependent education and interpretation (under Special Use Permit) and enhance public understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the natural resources.
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This baby will grow up to be mostly black above and white below with a long, thin black bill and long, delicate pink legs.