A draft environmental assessment for the Coaster Classroom Interpretive Trail at Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is available for public comment from June 15, 2022 to July 15, 2022. Submit comments in person at the David R. Obey Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, by mail to Whittlesey Creek NWR, 29270 County Hwy G, Ashland, WI 54856, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. When visiting Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge, you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of different habitats including wetland, riverine, forest and grasslands. Be sure to stop by the David R. Obey Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center where you can learn more about the historical, natural and cultural resources of the area through exhibits, murals, events, historical archives, trails and more.
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You might catch a glimpse of coaster brook trout and migratory birds when you visit the refuge. These species depend on the streams and forests found throughout the refuge for spawning, nesting and brood rearing habitat. You might also see game and non-game animals like white-tailed deer and porcupine, as well as large and small mammals like beaver, muskrat and a variety of insects and herptiles.