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Features

  • Mussel Survey 220x120

    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.

  • Meads Milkweed 220x120

    Meads milkweed

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

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  • Prairie Habitat 150x118

    Come Visit!

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

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  • 2015 Antlerless Hunt Is On!

    The 2015 January Antlerless Applications are available at the Refuge or on this site for download

    Hunting

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: Nov 14, 2014
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