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Features

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    Mussels of the Refuge

    Refuge staff monitor the population and species compositions of the freshwater mussels of the Marais des Cygnes River.

  • Eastern bluebirds have established breeding populations on the Refuge.

    Migratory birds

    Eastern bluebirds have established a breeding population on the Refuge.

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    Meads milkweed

    Marais des Cygnes serves an important role to the federally-threatened Mead's milkweed.

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    Come Visit!

    Refuge named one of the Top Ecotourism Sites in the Great Plains

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    We Need Your Comments!

    Public comments for Mine Creek Bridge and Pleasanton East Lake spillway bridge improvements will be accepted until July 30, 2014.

    Mine Creek Bridge and East Lake Spillway Improvement

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2014

Events

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  • Hunting on the Refuge

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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.

    Hunting
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