Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is opening a 30-day public comment period for a potential change in the refuge cooperative farming program.
Since its establishment in 1947, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge has had a long history of using agriculture as a management tool. As part of its legislative mandate, the refuge continues to provide opportunities for and encourages agricultural uses that help attain wildlife conservation goals, benefit the local economy and are compatible with other refuge purposes.
You can review the draft environmental assessment (EA) and compatibility determination (CD) that considers the use of genetically modified crops in the refuge cooperative farming program at the below links.
Interested parties can submit written comments electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Draft Cooperative Farming EA, 8588 Route 148 Marion, IL 62959
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.