This endangered freshwater fish is stocked on the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge in an effort to ensure its recovery.
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Yuma clapper rail
Staff conduct yearly surveys for the endangered Yuma clapper rail which breeds in the 4,000-acre Topock Marsh.
Wildlife & Habitat
At least 25 species of dragonflies are found on the refuge. Look for these amazing winged insects at Topock Marsh.
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge has developed a draft Feral Swine Eradication Plan and Environmental Assessment. Both documents were drafted after an initial public scoping period that included public comments. The draft documents are now available for a 30-day public review and comment period ending November 9, 2016. Release and Documents
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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Havasu National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting annual buoy placement along the river for waterfowl hunting season on October 20, 2016. These buoys will be placed at the I-40 bridge and at Castle Rock Bay on Havasu. The buoys state "no hunting next 14 miles."
Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. Readers can visit our Questions and Answers page to learn about the Refuge, information about the 2015 no-wake designation, the withdrawn draft Compatibility Determination and much more. Questions & Answers
Havasu Refuge is within the Pacific Flyway, a major north-south migratory route along the western coast of the United States. Hundreds of birds stop here to rest and refuel during their long journey. Many species also breed and overwinter here. Because of its importance to birds, the refuge is considered an Important Bird Area in the state of Arizona. Come out and enjoy Havasu National Wildlife Refuge -- it's definitely for the birds.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Lesser scaup / John West ©
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2016