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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge's Elk Management Plan (Plan) and Environmental Assessment (Assessment) and has prepared a Finding Of No Significant Impact (FONSI).
Eagle Marsh is one of several wetlands located at Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge that is easily accessible for wildlife viewing. The marsh is generally managed as a permanent wetland offering year round sanctuary to waterfowl and other waterbirds, as well as providing wildlife viewing opportunities to the public. Recently, Refuge staff drained the pond as the first stage of a summer long marsh rehabilitation project.
Public access into winter
sanctuary portions of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuges will be
reopened April 1st. These areas are managed as winter sanctuaries
for geese and other waterfowl in order to replenish their energy reserves
required for nesting and migrating. Some of these waterfowl are now moving on
to their nesting grounds in Alaska and making room for all of our spring
migrants and summertime nesting residents. This is a great time to come visit
your local refuges whether you are interested in wildlife, plant life or even
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