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  • Draft Plan Comment Period Now Closed

    The Public Comment period for the draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for Massasoit NWR is now closed as of May 16th 2017.

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  • Prescribed Burn

    Prescribed Burn at Massasoit NWR

    This spring, we are planning to conduct prescribed burning at the refuge. Please read the full press release for more information.

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Important Notice

Closed to the Public

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

Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge 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

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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What's Happening

Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge Approved!

October 25, 2016

In October 2016, Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), and Wendi Weber, Northeast Regional Director of the Service, approved Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge (NWR)—a new refuge dedicated to managing shrubland habitat for wildlife in the Northeast. The Service can now start working with partners and willing-seller property owners to identify opportunities to acquire priority lands in fee simple or conservation easement within the designated focus areas of Great Thicket NWR.

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Last Updated: Mar 16, 2017
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