This endangered freshwater fish is stocked on the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge in an effort to ensure its recovery.
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Yuma clapper rail
Staff conduct yearly surveys for the endangered Yuma clapper rail which breeds in the 4,000-acre Topock Marsh.
Wildlife & Habitat
At least 25 species of dragonflies are found on the refuge. Look for these amazing winged insects at Topock Marsh.
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Havasu National Wildlife Refuge is implementing a Feral Swine Eradication Plan due to escalating damage caused by these invasive feral hogs throughout the Refuge including threats to native wildlife, habitat, and public safety. The Refuge will experience some closures during this effort from February 20 to March 6, however the Colorado River will not be closed. Closure Information
If you need additional information regarding the Feral Swine control efforts, please read our key points. Eradication Key points
About the NWRS
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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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce Richard Meyers as the Manager for Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. Meyers will report to the Refuge in February.Full News Release
Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. Readers can visit our Questions and Answers page to learn more about the Refuge and the upcoming draft recreational boating Compatibility Determination.Questions & Answers
Havasu Refuge is within the Pacific Flyway, a major north-south migratory route along the western coast of the United States. Hundreds of birds stop here to rest and refuel during their long journey. Many species also breed and overwinter here. Because of its importance to birds, the refuge is considered an Important Bird Area in the state of Arizona. Come out and enjoy Havasu National Wildlife Refuge -- it's definitely for the birds.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Lesser scaup / John West ©
Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017