Lands Managed by Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Harbor Island, Huron, Michigan Islands and Seney National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) are managed by Seney NWR in Seney, Michigan.
Seney NWR is also responsible for the management of the Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area in the upper portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.Lands managed by Seney NWR
About the NWRS
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
Kirtland's Warbler Guided Tours
The Fish and Wildlife Service, Seney National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) invites the public to review and comment on plans to allow commercial and non-commercial timber harvesting on the Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area (WMA). A Compatibility Determination was completed to determine whether timber harvesting on Kirtland's Warbler WMA is compatible with the establishing purposes and the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Comments will be accepted during a two week review period starting February 18, 2015 through March 4, 2015. The document is by following the link below or a copy may be requested by calling 906-586-9851 ext. 11. Comments may be submitted to email@example.com or faxed to 906-586-3800.
Timber harvesting is an integral component of the multi-agency recovery efforts for the Kirtland’s Warbler. The management of forests using commercial and non-commercial mechanical means and other methods is administered in accordance with wildlife and ecosystem management principles and ongoing research and land management demonstrations. This use, planned and regulated, is beneficial to wildlife habitat, specifically to breeding habitat requirements of the Kirtland’s Warbler. Special Use permits would be issued by the Refuge Manager when timber harvest activities are needed to improve habitats.Kirtlands Warbler Timber Harvesting CD
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Michigan Audubon Society will jointly conduct guided tours from May 15 through July 4, departing from the Ramada Inn in Grayling, Michigan. Please visit the front desk upon your arrival for the meeting location. The tours are offered on weekdays at 7:00 a.m. and on weekends and holidays at 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tours are free of charge.Kirtland's Warbler Tours at Grayling, Michigan
Guided tours to view the Kirtland's Warbler are available through the U.S. Forest Service from May 15th to June 20th.U.S. Forest Service Guided Tours
The Kirtland's warbler moves its tail frequently, down quickly and up slowly. Bird behavior can help birdwatchers more easily identify their quarry.
Page Photo Credits Female Kirtland's Warbler - Dan Elbert/USFWS, Yellow Warbler - © Keith Perish, Kirtland's Warbler - Joel Trick/USFWS, Kirtland's Warbler - Joel Trick/USFWS
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2015