Resource Management

Wading through Creek

There is no active habitat management program at Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge at this time. The refuge is closed to the public to minimize disturbance for the federally-threatened Ozark cavefish. This fish species requires undisturbed cave streams and springs where it will feed on plankton, isopods, salamander larvae, and bat guano. More research is being done so that the best management practices can be put in place to protect the future population of this fish species.