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    Razorback Sucker

    This endangered freshwater fish is stocked on the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge in an effort to ensure its recovery.

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    Refuge Gallery

    Enjoy images of wildlife you will find on Havasu National Wildlife Refuge.

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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.

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    At least 25 species of dragonflies are found on the refuge. Look for these amazing winged insects at Topock Marsh.

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Trash, Kayaks, and the Marines


The old adage, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going” rang true last weekend at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge in western Arizona. Over 80 people, including members of the United States Marines from Yuma (AZ), volunteered to pick up trash in the Colorado River to celebrate National Public Lands Day. An estimated 500 pounds of trash was collected out of the river and along the shoreline. Participants used kayaks and canoes to navigate the waters, many of which were offered for use free of charge by local vendors. The event was sponsored and hosted by the Friends of Havasu and Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuges with assistance and onsite support from Havasu Refuge staff. It's nice to know there is 500 less pounds of trash in the beautiful Colorado River.

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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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Questions & Answers

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can visit our Questions and Answers page to learn about the Refuge, information about the 2015 no-wake designation, the withdrawn draft Compatibility Determination and much more.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Lesser scaup / John West ©
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016
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