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Lacreek
National Wildlife Refuge


An adult trumpeter swan moves across a cattail-lined wetland with five cygnets.
29746 Bird Road
Martin, SD   57551
E-mail: lacreek@fws.gov
Phone Number: 605-685-6508
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://lacreek.fws.gov
The trumpeter swan is a signature species of Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge.
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  History
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The 6,665-acre Brown Ranch was added to the Refuge in 1972 and provides wet meadows for waterfowl production and migration. The Little White River Recreation Area was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1939 and was later donated to the Refuge by the Martin Chamber of Commerce. White pelicans arrived and started a rookery on the islands in 1940. Trumpeter swans were re-introduced from Red Rock Lakes NWR in Montana in 1962. Sandhill cranes began using the Refuge in 1990.

 
 
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