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American Crocodile

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One of the primary reasons that the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1980 was to protect and preserve critical habitat for the American crocodile. American crocodiles historically occurred throughout mangrove and estuarine areas of South Florida, including the Florida Keys.

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About the Complex

Florida Keys Wildlife Refuges Complex

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The Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex protects over 400,000 acres for wildlife in the Florida Keys.

Crocodile Lake is managed as part of the Florida Keys Wildlife Refuges Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Updating Scientific Research and Monitoring Compatible Use for Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is requesting public review and comment on continuing scientific research and monitoring on Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The draft compatibility determination and Environmental Impact Statement are available for public review and comment, as listed. The 30-day public comment period ends 9/9/2016.

Public Comment on Crocodile Lake Compatibility Determination
Page Photo Credits — Crocodile Lake Banner: USFWS, Crocodile: Scott Beasley, EKIP Logo: National Park Foundation, Facebook Logo: Facebook, Heron Sunrise: Mickey Foster, Pet Ownership Cartoon: Nancy Chatelaine, Crocodile Rotator: Adam Emerick/USFWS
Last Updated: Aug 09, 2016
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