Because the refuge provides critical habitat to the northern red-bellied cooter turtle, it is closed to all public uses. Information about the refuge can be obtained by contacting the headquarters office in Sudbury, MA at 978-443-4661.
About the Complex
The complex is comprised of eight refuges.
Massasoit is managed as part of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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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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Read the attached news release for information on the planned controlled burn this spring.Controlled Burn Notice Spring 2016
- April 04, 2016
In response to decreasing wildlife populations, conservationists have called for more protected and managed shrublands. To address this, the Service worked with partners to propose the Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge. A draft environmental assessment was distributed for public review and comment. The comment period has now closed.Learn more
Because the refuge provides critical habitat to the northern red-bellied cooter, it is closed to all public uses. Learn more about the red-bellied cooter on our Wildlife & Habitat page.
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Last Updated: Apr 15, 2016