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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Early settlers nicknamed the fish "spring keepers" or "well keepers".
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Last Updated: May 11, 2015