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Resource Management

Great Blue Heron

The large central portion of the refuge is composed of managed wetlands. Controlling water levels in these areas is the refuge’s most important wildlife management objective. Using dikes, pumps and gravity flow structures, the staff floods or drains these wetlands in order to achieve the desired conditions. A variety of wetland types are maintained including marshes, bottomland forests, wet meadows, and seasonally flooded impoundments.
Last Updated: Jul 02, 2012
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