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Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge Improves Wildlife Viewing

July 9, 2014

Flint Hills National Wildife Refuge in Kansas. Credit:  USFWS
Cleared area on Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: USFWS.

It’s no surprise that Wildlife Refuges are a great place to view wildlife.  The Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge has been working to improve wildlife viewing for visitors.  Crews worked along the east side of the K-130 Highway dike north of Hartford to clear brush and restore the view for visitors traveling on the highway.  This month long project was completed by refuge staff over  to restore the view of Troublesome Marsh.  The staff used heavy equipment and chainsaws to accomplish the work.

Located in east central Kansas, Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge lies in the broad, flat, Neosho River Valley.  The Refuge is located in the tallgrass prairie region of the country; the refuge is named for the gently rolling, fossil-studded hills found to the west of the refuge.  These hills were laid down when seas blanketed the area 250 million years.  The Neosho and Cottonwood Rivers provide most of the water for the refuge, which is located at the upstream end of John Redmond Reservoir.  Refuge habitats include wetlands, bottomland hardwood forests, grasslands, riparian areas, and agricultural lands.

Visit the Flint Hills and see some wildlife for yourself.  For more info go to   http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Flint_Hills/

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Last modified: July 14, 2014
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