Projects and Research
Wintering ducks and geese need lots of energy and nutrition to support molting, the growth of new feathers, and spring migration. Disturbance-free habitat allows waterfowl to prepare for spring migration and reproduction. Refuge managers and law enforcement work to maintain a sanctuary for wintering waterfowl in the interior of the refuge. We also work to maintain a productive mix of emergent marsh and open water as food and cover for migratory birds. We collaborate with other agencies and organizations on marsh restoration projects to help maintain the integrity and productivity of this rich ecosystem. We also support research on wildlife and habitat, including wildlife surveys and studies of Roseau cane die-off.