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Arapaho
National Wildlife Refuge


The Illinois River meanders slowly through the valley, surrounded by the distant mountain peaks of three mountain ranges.  Tall willows grow in the moist soil along the river.
953 Jackson County Road #32
Walden, CO   80480 - 0457
E-mail: arapaho@fws.gov
Phone Number: 970-723-8202
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/arapaho/
Meandering streams, streamside willows, and meadow habitats found at Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge create excellent wildlife habitat.
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  History
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The Refuge is made up of ten land tract purchases and exchanges with the Bureau of Land Management and the State of Colorado. Since the first land acquisition, Refuge staff has used the existing irrigation infrastructure of the original ranches to create new wetland habitat for the benefit of migratory birds.

 
 
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