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    2017 Wild Crane Population Report

    Learn more about the current status of the wild crane population at the refuge!

    2017 Wild Crane Population Report

  • Photo Galleries

    Refuge Gallery

    Catch a glimpse of the plants and animals that call the refuge home! Explore our photo galleries.

    Photo Galleries

  • FB Trail Sign

    Take a Hike!

    Its a great time of year to view the many species of carnivorous plants that call the refuge home, let's take a hike!

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Did You Know?

Plants That Bite Back!

Carnivorous Plants - Sundews

Did you know that there are ten species of carnivorous plants that can be seen at the refuge?

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About the Complex

Gulf Coast Complex

Complex Graphic

The Gulf Coast Refuge Complex manages many varied habitats along the Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Mississippi Sandhill Crane is managed as part of the Gulf Coast Complex.

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About the NWRS

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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What's Happening at the Refuge?

  • Colt Capers!

    Colt TN

    Join a ranger for a story and activity about a wild animal that calls the refuge home! (A program for children ages 3 - 5). These programs are held on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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  • 2017 Wild Crane Population Report

    Wild Crane Pop Report TN

    Check out the 2017 Wild Crane Population graphical report -- get the latest info on the Mississippi sandhill population at the refuge! (Report will download as a .pdf)

    2016 Wild Crane Population Report
  • Fire As a Tool

    Fire Management - resize

    Did you know that prescribed fires are one of the most important tools the refuge uses to restore the endangered wet pine savanna habitat?

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Mississippi sandhill cranes - © Stephen Kilpatrick
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2017
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