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Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) is located about 5 miles west of the City of Marion in Williamson, Jackson, and Union Counties in southern Illinois. It includes 43,500 acres of forests, grassland areas, cropland, wetlands, and industrial areas.

Among the major responsibilities of the FWS are serving the public and conserving and enhancing populations of trust fish and wildlife resources and the habitats upon which they depend. Trust resources include migratory birds, endangered species, and nationally significant fish.

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Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge

8588 Rt. 148
Marion, IL 62959

Phone:  (618) 997-5491  

Email:  CrabOrchardCleanup@fws.gov


Last Updated:  August 6, 2007