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    Welcome Home!

    Monarch butterflies are returning to our region in search of milkweed to lay their eggs on. Keep a sharp eye out and you might just see one!

    Welcome Home Monarchs

  • PFW 218

    Partners for Fish & Wildlife

    We recently added our Partners for Fish & Wildlife Page. Learn about opportunities to provide high quality habitat for future generations!

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  • Open House Kim LeBlanc

    Wildlife Drive: Closed For the Year

    The Wildlife Drive has closed for the year. The usage for hiking, biking, observation or other activities is prohibited.

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  • WGC2

    Results For the Wild Goose Chase 2014

    See the Results! This 5K run/walk event featured the best of both worlds with both road and natural trails that venture through the Refuge.

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  • Prothonotary Warbler 2 Larry AbrahamWebsite

    Recent Bird Sightings

    As a designated Saginaw Bay Birding Trail destination, birders can rely on our updated eBird sightings when planning their next visit.

    Recent eBird Sightings...

Michigan Junior Duck Stamp

Michigan 2015 Junior Duck Stamp Program & Contest

The Beauty of Ducks by Vicky Tang

The Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Program blends science curriculum and art to create a pattern in youth that leans toward conservation thinking. The Michigan JDS contest portion is free to enter. Each year thousands of students participate in their state’s program nationwide.

Contest Info and Previous Winners

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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    PEFA by Joseph Soehnel

    Get your latest news, events and closures by visiting our Facebook Page.

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  • Wildlife Drive Set to Open June 1st

    Cresswell Refuge by Kim Leblanc

    The Wildlife Drive Auto Tour is scheduled to be open June 1st through Sept. 30th. The gates will open at sunrise and close an hour before sunset. The Refuge may exercise a “No Stopping Zone” to minimize disturbance to nesting eagles. To find more information on this and our other trails visit our trails page.

    Trails Page
  • Partners for Fish and Wildlife

    Forest regen by Michelle Vander Haar

    The Partners for Fish & Wildlife program is a strong example of working with private landowners to enhance fish and wildlife habitat on their property. Community-based stewardship is found at the heart of this program. The program demonstrates voluntary advocacy for fish and wildlife conservation. To find more information visit our Partners Page.

    Partner's Page
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Last Updated: May 12, 2015
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