Tallahatchie is managed under the North Mississippi National Refuges Complex Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP). This CCP includes Coldwater River, Tallahatchie, and Dahomey NWRs. Under this plan, Tallahatchie NWR is managed to provide sanctuary and habitat for migratory birds, specifically wintering waterfowl. This objective is achieved by managing forested wetlands and moist-soil. The refuge is also managed to provide habitat for a variety of non-game birds and other native wildlife.
The old oxbows and low-lying fields along Tippo Bayou are permitted to flood each winter and hold large concentrations of waterfowl. Some of the agricultural fields have been left fallow and most of the remaining acreage has been reforested through planting efforts by Complex staff.
Read our Comprehensive Conservation Plan for North Mississippi National Refuges Complex.