Creating a better world requires teamwork, partnerships, and collaboration...
The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to be successful.
The mission of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is to preserve, conserve, manage, protect and enhance the fish and wildlife of the state and their habitats for the use, benefit, and enjoyment of the citizens of Tennessee and it's visitors. The Agency fosters the safe use of the state's waters through a program of law enforcement, education, and access. Lower Hatchie NWR has a long-standing relationship with TWRA, and works with them on a variety of projects.
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As far as looks go, there is none more stunning than the wood duck. A lovely mixture of colors and patterns decorate the plumage of this species of waterfowl. Although their looks are flamboyant, their nature is not. Wood ducks are shy, elusive creatures that often frequent wooded areas. Unlike most other waterfowl, they will perch and nest in trees.