Charles M. Russell Complex
The Complex consists of four unstaffed satellite refuges spread throughout south-central Montana, including Lake Mason NWR.
About the Charles M. Russell Complex
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.
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The Willow Creek Unit of Lake Mason National Wildlife Refuge is managed for the benefit of mountain plovers. A Montana state species of concern, these birds are attracted to sparse vegetation. The short-grass prairie of this refuge is maintained by prescribed burning and grazing.
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Last Updated: Mar 20, 2014