Because the refuge provides critical habitat to the northern red-bellied cooter turtle, it is closed to all public uses. Information about the refuge can be obtained by contacting the headquarters office in Sudbury, MA at 978-443-4661.
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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What's HappeningJanuary 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.Learn more
Because the refuge provides critical habitat to the northern red-bellied cooter, it is closed to all public uses. Learn more about the red-bellied cooter on our Wildlife & Habitat page.
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Last Updated: Jan 19, 2016