Projects and Research

Our restoration projects help to further our purpose for the conservation, management and restoration of the fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans. Our most recent project, the Chicken Creek restoration, is an exciting endeavor, and will benefit a variety of wildlife with over 280 acres of restored habitat, and will be a fantastic opportunity for visitors to see the real-time progression of a large-scale restoration project. 

Project Overview

The Chicken Creek restoration project is complete. The natural flow of the creek is back and flourishing on this beautiful landscape. The once meandering Chicken Creek was converted to a straight channel on what is now refuge lands, when the area was once utilized for agriculture. Though this shortened, half-mile straight channel was beneficial for farmland, it...