The USFWS is seeking public comment for a15-day public comment period, from 12/01/22 to 12/15/22, on the expansion of an existing right-of-way to accommodate a traffic roundabout at the intersection of Old Route 13 and State Highway 148. For more information click on Roundabout Draft Compatibility Determination.
Comments can be submitted via email to CrabOrchard@fws.gov or mailed to Crab Orchard NWR, 6987 Headquarters Rd, Marion, IL 62959.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking bids for row cropping and haying on four farm units within Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. Cooperative Agriculture is used at the refuge to meet its agriculture purpose, and to achieve grassland bird, waterfowl, and resident wildlife objectives. For more information click on Cooperative Agriculture Opportunities.
National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. A visit to ais a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and discover a new place. Whether you enjoy hiking, canoeing, hunting, camping, picnicking, wildlife photography or birdwatching a visit to Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is a great way to explore nature.
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Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to spot a variety of wildlife. Visitors are likely to see bald eagles, including the six pairs that nest on the refuge. Watch for flocks of wild turkeys, white-tailed deer and a wide variety of songbirds including eastern bluebirds, indigo buntings, white-eyed vireos and summer tanagers.
Currently, this is under construction. Our most recent hunt brochure and Draft Grazing EA is in here.