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Resource Management

Conservation

Habitat restoration at the refuge involves using a variety of tools and techniques to enhance the composition, structure, and function of plant communities for the benefit of wildlife. Through the refuge’s plant propagation program, they have brought species back that have been missing for the property since the 1930s.

Other management practices used on the refuge include: managing more than 10,000 acres of moist soil wetlands to produce food for migrating waterfowl and controlling invasive species through the early detection and treatment. Current restoration measures include the use of mechanical control methods such as mowing. The refuge also uses prescribed fire to aid in savanna, prairie and wetland restoration projects.
 
Last Updated: May 22, 2012
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