About the Refuge
The refuge was established in 1987 for migratory bird conservation through a donation from Alice Hay, daughter-in-law of John Hay.Learn more
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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What's HappeningJanuary 19, 2016
In response to decreasing wildlife populations, conservationists have called for more protected and managed shrublands. To address this, the Service has worked with partners to propose the Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge. A draft plan is available for review and comment through March 4, 2016. If it is approved, the Service would work strictly with willing sellers as funding is available.Learn more
Found in deciduous forest stands with a generally open forest floor of moist soils and decaying leaf litter. These birds will most likely be found north of Beech Brook and in the woods adjacent to Route 103A during the summer breeding season.
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Last Updated: Jan 19, 2016