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Features

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Have Monarchs Arrived at Your House?

Keep your eyes peeled. A great citizen science project tracks monarchs moving north. Report when you see the first butterfly, egg or larva.

Track their progress.

News

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.

Learn more about the plan.
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.

Learn more about the refuges.

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.

Learn more about the NWRS