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.
Marais des Cygnes serves an important role to the federally-threatened Mead's milkweed.
Click to learn more
Refuge named one of the Top Ecotourism Sites in the Great Plains
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
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.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2014