Resource Management

Rain Crow Pond / Melissa Holder

The resource management goals for the refuge include the preservation and restoration of habitat for migrating waterfowl, Neotropical migrants, other migrating birds, threatened and endangered species and other species of concern.

The Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge accomplishes this through: 

  • Maintaining and improving habitats within the refuge and beyond its borders. 
  • Reduction of invasive species and their impacts. 
  • Monitoring population status of species that occur on the refuge and cross landscape boundaries. 
  • Restoring a prescribed fire interval. 
  • Protecting and restoring the high quality Cross Timbers and bottomland hardwood forests along the Washita River and Pennington Creek.