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Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

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  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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Have Monarchs Arrived at Your House?

Keep your eyes peeled. A great citizen science project tracks monarchs moving north. Report when you see the first butterfly, egg or larva.

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News

Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge Expands Hunting and Fishing

Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge has expanded hunting and fishing opportunities on the refuge starting Sept. 1, 2021. Please follow this link to learn more.

Hunt and Fish Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge

Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge Preservation Society

Man in the Forest

Refuge staff members are working with residents on Drummond Island to form a friends group called the Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge Preservation Society. The mission of this group will be “to support and promote Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge System in its efforts to conserve habitat and wildlife. The society is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the refuge for the benefit of fish and wildlife and for public education and recreation.” If you are interested in assisting with the creation of the friends group please contact the refuge manager at (906) 586-5891.

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National Wildlife Refuges in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Refuges Managed by Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Yellow Warbler

Harbor Island, Huron, Michigan Islands and Seney National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) are managed by Seney NWR in Seney, Michigan. Seney NWR is also responsible for the management of the Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area in the upper portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS