FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 24, 2014
National Wildlife Refuge
Peace and Unmatched Beauty
Wisc. (FWS) – Necedah National Wildlife Refuge provides peace and unmatched
beauty in the marshes, prairies, and forests of Central Wisconsin. Extensive trails bring you through a mosaic
of habitats, each attracting a wide array of wildlife. The Refuge’s “green” Visitor Center has numerous
exhibits great for the whole family!
October 4, 2014
Dam Repairs Planned
for Fall on Sprague Dam at
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
NECEDAH, Wisc. – Visitors to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge may notice increased
activity on the northern end of the refuge this fall. Norcon Corporation
of Schofield, Wisconsin has been awarded a contract to complete repairs on the
easternmost outlet structure at Sprague Pool (Dam 29). The construction
work will begin this fall when the pool is scheduled to be lowered to provide
feeding habitat for migrating waterfowl.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cranes Released Into the Wild:
Efforts continue to
increase population of endangered bird
NECEDAH, Wisc. – Four whooping crane chicks raised
in captivity begin their integration into the wild today as part of the
continuing effort to increase the wild population of this endangered species.
cranes, hatched and raised by their parents at the U.S. Geological Survey’s
(USGS) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, were released on
the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in
chicks, about six-months old, are part of an experimental rearing and release
method referred to as “parent-rearing.” The
parent-reared whooping crane chicks were hatched and raised by captive adult
whooping cranes. This method relies entirely on the expertise of captive
parents, who care for, exercise, and feed the chicks.
September 18, 2014
Wisc. (FWS) – Many species of birds are starting their long migratory journeys
as the fall days shorten and leaves fall to the forest floors. From hiking and paddling, to hunting, or bird
watching, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) offers opportunities for
families to relish fall in the great outdoors.
Fall is a great time to create your own adventure in the 44,000 acres that
comprise Necedah NWR.
Date: June 13, 2014
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is seeking volunteers who enjoy being outdoors and learning about the natural world. Volunteer to be a Karner Counter and help monitor endangered Karner Blue Butterflies on the refuge.Surveys are conducted from mid-July through early August; scheduling is flexible. Surveying involves walking off-trail along a survey route with a partner to count butterflies. Typical survey routes are 2 miles long. Sign up for just one survey, or for several.Training and equipment will be provided. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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