Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Seedskadee and Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Complex. A National Wildlife Refuge Complex is an administrative grouping of two or more refuges, wildlife management areas or other refuge conservation areas that are primarily managed from a central office location. Refuges are grouped into a complex structure because they occur in a similar ecological region, such as a watershed or specific habitat type, and have a related purpose and management needs. Typically, a project leader or complex manager oversees the general management of all refuges within the complex and refuge managers are responsible for operations at specific refuges. Supporting staff, composed of administrative, law enforcement, refuge manager, biological, fire, visitor services, and maintenance professionals, are centrally located and support all refuges within the complex.
Other refuges in the Seedskadee and Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Complex include: Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge Complex headquarters is located at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, 37 miles north of Green River on Hwy 372, PO Box 700, Green River, WY 82935.
The map above shows Seedskadee NWR location along with Cokeville Meadows NWR, which are the two Refuges in the Complex. Further down the Green River are two other refuges, that are not part of the Complex. Visit the Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge webpage for more information, at http://www.fws.gov/seedskadee/Cokevillemeadows.htm
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The Shoshone Indians gave the Green River its first name "sisk-a-dee-agie" or "River of the Prairie Chicken." Fur traders later altered the name to "Seedskadee."