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Monarchs roosting at Minnesota Valley NWR by Mara Koenig/USFWS

Monarchs on the Move

The monarchs have started their annual migration to Mexico. Each day they find roosting sights along the way. Roosts help reveal their path.

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Comprehensive Conservation Plan is Complete

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The Great Lakes Islands National Wildlife Refuge's Comprehensive Conservation Plan was completed in 2013. Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge is just one of the refuge's outlined in this plan which will help guide the management of the island for the next 15 years.

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Related Refuge Lands

Joint Management of Michigan Islands

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Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge is jointly managed by Seney and Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuges. Seney manages the portion of the refuge located in Lake Michigan while Shiawassee has responsibility for the portion of the refuge located in Lake Huron. In addition, Seney National Wildlife Refuge manages Harbor Island and Huron National Wildlife Refuges as well as the Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area in the upper portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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