Because the refuge provides critical habitat to the northern red-bellied cooter turtle, it is closed to all public uses. Information about the refuge can be obtained by contacting the headquarters office in Sudbury, MA at 978-443-4661.
About the Complex
The complex is comprised of eight refuges.
Massasoit is managed as part of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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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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Read the attached news release for information on the planned controlled burn this spring.Controlled Burn Notice Spring 2016
- October 25, 2016
In October 2016, Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), and Wendi Weber, Northeast Regional Director of the Service, approved Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge (NWR)—a new refuge dedicated to managing shrubland habitat for wildlife in the Northeast. The Service can now start working with partners and willing-seller property owners to identify opportunities to acquire priority lands in fee simple or conservation easement within the designated focus areas of Great Thicket NWR.Learn more
Because the refuge provides critical habitat to the northern red-bellied cooter, it is closed to all public uses. Learn more about the red-bellied cooter on our Wildlife & Habitat page.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2016