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    Boots, eagles, owls and boats.

    Summer interns learn what it is like to work on a river refuge.

    Summer Interns Getting to Know the Refuge

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    Capoli Slough Habitat Project

    This project includes constructing eleven islands, a riffle channel, and emergent wetlands.


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History of the Refuge


The refuge was established in 1924 prior to construction of any locks and dams.

History of the Refuge

How to speak River Language

Learning River Language

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Pools, navigation channel, backwaters, side channels, sloughs, and fish the wingdams are words and phrases used to describe places on the river refuge.

Learning River Language

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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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2014
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