Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Features

  • Deer in fields on refuge by  Leblanc

    Ferguson Bayou Trail Partially Closed

    Starting January 6th the Ferguson Bayou Trail will be partially closed (including Grefe Tower).

    Learn About Closure...

  • Construction Cone 218

    2021 Consumers Energy Project

    Woodland Trail Users: Consumers Energy is modernizing its electric infrastructure to better serve Saginaw County.

    Read More...

  • Male Deer Drinking Water - entitled "Reflections" by Jeff Novess

    Wildlife Drive: Closed For the Year

    The Wildlife Drive has closed for the year. Usage prohibited for hiking, biking, observation or other activities.

    More Closure Info...

  • River by Lisa Williams / USFWS

    Settlement Reached with Dow Chemical Co.

    Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge will play a key role in providing wildlife habitat restoration.

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News

Consumers Energy Working In Refuge To Improve Safety And Reliability

White hard hat

The company plans to start replacing aging poles and wires in the Woodland Trail area starting in January 2021.

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Partners Year in Review

Common Gallinule  captured by Al Martinez - Copy

View the Story Map for the Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program Year in Review.

Year in Review

Volunteer Opportunities at the Refuge

Picture of Wood duck eggs by Lionel D. Grant /USFWS

Lend your talents, enthusiasm and some of your time! Find out how to volunteer!

Get Involved
Michigan Junior Duck Stamp

Michigan 2021 Junior Duck Stamp Program & Contest

Amanda Chen MI BOS 2020

The Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Program blends science curriculum and art to create a pattern in youth that leans toward conservation thinking. The Michigan JDS contest portion is free to enter. Each year thousands of students participate in their state’s program nationwide.

Contest Info and Previous Winners

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

NWRS Logo

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