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Seney
National Wildlife Refuge


bohemian waxwing perched in shrub branches, with blue sky behind
1674 Refuge Entrance Rd.
Seney, MI   49883
E-mail: seney@fws.gov
Phone Number: 906-586-9851
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/seney/
Bohemian waxwings can seen at the refuge during the winter months.
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  Overview
Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Seney National Wildlife Refuge has been shaped by forces of nature and humans and reflects the evolving face of preservation, conservation, and restoration. Its creation story tells of features left by the glacier in the surrounding area known as the Great Manistique Swamp, and of the land's recovery from the human impact of logging and farming.

Here the sun reflects off life-giving water that covers over half of the refuge, and regal pairs of trumpeter swans (part of a successful reintroduction project) glide across the refuge pools. The haunting cry of the common loon is often heard drifting across the waters of Seney Refuge, and bald eagles are often spotted along the seven-mile auto tour route.

Seney Refuge protects 95,212 acres and was established in 1935 to provide habitat for migratory birds and resident wildlife. Currently, it is home to over 200 species of birds and a variety of mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates. Its diverse wetland and upland habitats support a wide variety of wildlife, and Seney's programs, events, tours, facilities and opportunities make it "A Great Place to Watch Wildlife."


Getting There . . .
The refuge headquarters and visitor center are located in the east-central Upper Peninsula of Michigan on highway M-77, two miles north of Germfask and six miles south of Seney, Michigan.


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Wildlife and Habitat

Refuge habitats consist of marshes, fens, and bogs; coniferous and northern hardwood forests; upland barrens and meadows; and a 25,100-acre Wilderness Area.

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History
Seney National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935 for the protection and production of migratory birds and other wildlife. Today the refuge is comprised of a rich mosaic of wetlands, grasslands, and forest.

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    Recreation and Education Opportunities
Environmental Education
Fishing
Hunting
Interpretation
Photography
Wildlife Observation
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Management Activities
Seney's 95,212 acres are managed to provide a rich mosaic of habitat for upland and wetland wildlife species. Techniques used include water level management, prescribed fire, population monitoring, forest management and restoration, maintenance of facilities, public use, restoration of wetland and riparian habitats, and wilderness management.