Charles M. Russell Complex
The Complex consists of four unstaffed satellite refuges spread throughout south-central Montana, including War Horse NWR.
About the Charles M. Russell Complex
About the NWRS
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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A Unique Association
The War Horse Unit has a unique plant community-soil association, a 225-acre ponderosa pine forest on fragile acidic shale soils. The pines exhibit slow growth rates, are short in stature and grow in dense stands, with mostly bare shale soils underneath the trees.
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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2014