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About the Refuge

Birds on Impoundment

St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge was established to provide an important wintering habitat for migratory waterfowl.

 

St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1990.  Management of the refuge aims to conserve the integrity of a dynamic bottomland hardwood forest ecosystem in the Lower Mississippi River Valley.  The 24,589-acre refuge located in southwest Mississippi contains a diverse array of habitat types consisting of bottomland hardwoods, cypress swamps, upland hardwoods on the loess bluffs, small cliffs made from a specific type of wind-blown sediment. The Refuge also has moist soil impoundments, reforested areas, fallow fields and accreted land.  Flooding from the Mississippi River occurs from winter through early summer preserving a naturally functioning bottomland hardwood system and a bountiful diversity of fish, wildlife and plant species.

Last Updated: Jun 17, 2014
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