National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. Visitors come to Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area to watch and photograph wildlife, hunt, fish, hike, canoe, learn through interpretive programs and seek simple solitude from everyday life.
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We have habitat and wildlife management related goals that help determine the scope of management and restoration that occurs on the refuge.
Habitat: Manage a diversity of habitats to benefit threatened and endangered species, waterfowl, other migratory birds and indigenous species in the Patoka River and associated watersheds.
Wildlife: Perpetuate federally and state threatened and endangered species, waterfowl, other migratory birds and native fish and wildlife within the Patoka River and associated watersheds while restoring and preserving the biological integrity, diversity and environmental health of the refuge
Become a refuge volunteer or join the nonprofit friends group to get involved and support your refuge. The refuge hosts a variety of volunteer work experiences throughout the year including trail work, native seed collection and habitat management just to name a few. Please stop by the refuge office located at 510 ½ West Morton Street, Oakland City, IN 47660 or contact us at 812-749-3199 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about getting involved.