Moist Soil

Habitat: Moist Soiul
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The staff manages moist soil units on 876 acres of the refuge’s 8,219 acres. In those moist soil units, they manage vegetation that will produce seed to feed waterfowl and expose mudflats that will serve as habitat for invertebrates to feed shorebirds. Water levels are managed to provide optimum hydrological conditions for the vegetation and the staff mows, burns, and discs the vegetation to maintain a stage of succession that will produce an optimum amount of seed. Vegetation is surveyed to monitor the effectiveness of management.

Facts About Moist Soil