Mussels of the Refuge
Refuge staff monitor the population and species compositions of the freshwater mussels of the Marais des Cygnes River.
Several species of owls, such as barn owls, use the Refuge as Habitat during the year.
Eastern bluebirds have established a breeding population on the Refuge.
We Need Your Comments!
Public comments for Restoring a Forest Legacy at the Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge will be accepted until March 2, 2014.
Your Comments Needed!
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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Sport hunting is permitted on the refuge in accordance with all state and federal regulations. Hunters should consult the Kansas state hunting regulations. Special refuge hunting regulations also apply.
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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2014
Your Comments Needed!January 01, 0001
In 2007, The Conservation Fund along with the US Fish and Wildlife Service collaborated on a bottomland hardwood forest restoration on 776-acres along the Marais des Cygnes River. The three primary goals of the project are to decrease the effects of climate change via carbon sequestration, restore Kansas’s bottomland hardwood forest ecosystem and create long-term community benefits in the form of recreational lands under the management of USFWS for hunting, fishing, wildlife photography, wildlife observation, environmental education and environmental interpretation. The planting consisted of nearly 250,000 native tree seedlings. The project received a Gold rating be the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance in 2009. It is now time for a five-year review of the project and we need your thoughts and comments. A draft report is available for review online. Public comments for Restoring a Forest Legacy at the Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge will be accepted until March 2, 2014 at the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance website. http://www.climate-standards.org/2009/05/08/restoring-a-forest-legacy-at-marais-des-cygnes-national-wildlife-refuge/
You can also submit comments via the The Conservation Fund website: