Habitat Management

Canal

 Canals and dikes are used to control water in the refuge's marsh areas.


Prescribed Fire is used periodically in the more densely vegetated areas of the marsh. It creates open water ponds in the marsh after re-flooding and recycles nutrients which increases plant growth, resulting in improved habitat and markedly increased use by waterfowl.


Water control structures and dikes help regulate the water levels in the marsh areas at different times of the year to meet management objectives.