Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeast Wisconsin and northeast Illinois, giving visitors an excellent opportunity for wildlife viewing and photography, hiking, hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
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The refuge was established on November 6, 2012 with the donation of a 12 acre. Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge will connect the dots of conserved land in southeast Wisconsin and northeast Illinois. The refuge will ultimately improve or restore more than 11,000 acres of drained wetland basins, historic prairie and forest habitats. Habitat is restored by purchasing lands and easements from willing sellers, helping landowners restore their land and working with partners.
Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for a wide variety of life in multiple habitats. More than 200 species of birds, 70 species of fish, 30 species of reptiles and amphibians, 35 species of mammals and hundreds of plant species have been recorded. What will you see when you visit?