Refuge Welcomes New Management
The Refuge welcomes a new Deputy and Refuge Manager. Both bring vast experience to the Refuge. Click "Learn More" to see their bios.
The monarchs that originated in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. migrate to Mexico. In winter month they can be found on one of 12 mountains.
Snowshoeing and Skiing
Join us for occasional pop-up hikes for snowshoeing/skiing as weather permits.
Wildlife Drive: Closed For the Year
The Wildlife Drive has closed for the year. The usage for hiking, biking, observation or other activities is prohibited.
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Michigan Junior Duck Stamp
The Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Program blends science curriculum and art to create a pattern in youth that leans toward conservation thinking. The Michigan JDS contest portion is free to enter. Each year thousands of students participate in their state’s program nationwide. Contest Info and Previous Winners
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
View our page for the results of the Wild Goose Chase. See WGC Results
The Wildlife Drive is closed to preserve for the most vital time for migrant waterfowl. Wildlife Drive and Hiking Trail Closures
Lend your talents, enthusiasm and some of your time! Find out how to volunteer!Get Involved
The Partners for Fish & Wildlife program is a strong example of working with private landowners to enhance fish and wildlife habitat on their property. Community-based stewardship is found at the heart of this program. The program demonstrates voluntary advocacy for fish and wildlife conservation. To find more information visit our Partners Page. Partner's Page
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge is a critical migration stopover site for waterfowl.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2017