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National Wildlife Refuges in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Refuges Managed by Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Yellow Warbler

Harbor Island, Huron, Michigan Islands and Seney National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) are managed by Seney NWR in Seney, Michigan. Seney NWR is also responsible for the management of the Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area in the upper portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

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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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  • 2014 Invasive Plant Treatment Notice

    Upper Peninsula Non-Native Phragmites Control Program PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THIS NOTICE: IT IS FOR YOUR INFORMATION A RESIDENT OR RESIDENTS IN THIS AREA ARE PLANNING TO HAVE PORTIONS OF THEIR SHORELINE, BEACH, OR PROPERTY CHEMICALLY TREATED FOR THE CONTROL OF INVASIVE EXOTIC PLANTS AND/OR NUISANCE AQUATIC VEGETATION. This notice is being circulated at least 7 days in advance of the initial treatment for the season in accordance with Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) procedures. If necessary, a permit for the treatment has either been secured or may be secured from the DEQ prior to the beginning of the treatment(s). You are receiving this notice if you are in the proposed treatment area, or if you are within 100 feet of the treatment area. In some cases we also provide this notice to persons in adjacent subdivisions as an informational service. This is also done to advise those who may have access rights but yet are not direct property owners. Keep this notice, as you will NOT receive additional notices for each treatment! Learn more by following the link below.

  • Comprehensive Conservation Plan Completed

    Northern Watersnake

    The Great Lakes Islands National Wildlife Refuge's Comprehensive Conservation Plan was completed in 2013. Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge is just one of the refuge's outlined in this plan which will help guide the management of the island for the next 15 years.

    Learn more about the plan.
  • Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge Preservation Society

    Man in the Forest

    Refuge staff members are working with residents on Drummond Island to form a friends group called the Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge Preservation Society. The mission of this group will be “to support and promote Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge System in its efforts to conserve habitat and wildlife. The society is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the refuge for the benefit of fish and wildlife and for public education and recreation.” If you are interested in assisting with the creation of the friends group please contact the refuge manager at (906) 586-5891.
Page Photo Credits — View of Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge - Sara Giles/USFWS, Yellow Warbler -  © Keith Perish, Hiker - USFWS, Northern Water Snake - Mark Vaniman/USFWS, Spring Peeper - Sara Giles/USFWS
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2014
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