The Lower Hatchie NWR was established in 1980. The purpose for which the Lower Hatchie Refuge was established is “... for use as an inviolate sanctuary, or for any other management purpose, for migratory birds.”
The refuge encompasses the lower reaches of the Hatchie River and consists of bottomland hardwoods, moist-soil units, agricultural fields, and associated uplands. The large forested tracts, open lands, and aquatic features found on the refuge provide an important ecological niche for fish, wildlife, and plant species.
Other Facilities in this Complex
Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex.