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Fox River
National Wildlife Refuge


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Marquette County, WI   
E-mail: foxriver@fws.gov
Phone Number: 920-387-2658
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Fox_River/
Fox River Refuge is an important breeding and staging area for the greater sandhill crane.
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  History
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The refuge was purchased under the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Unique Wildlife Ecosystem Program. The primary objective was to preserve wetland and upland habitat along this section of the Fox River in an effort to support wildlife communities significantly different from other habitats within the region, as well as protect an important breeding and staging area for the greater sandhill crane.

Fox River National Wildlife Refuge is across the highway from a county park named after John Muir, the famous conservationist, who lived in the area during part of his boyhood years.

 
 
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