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Wetland Management District

hen duck and young at water's edge
2651 Coolidge Road
East Lansing, MI   48823
E-mail: jeanette_bowles@fws.gov
Phone Number: 517-351-6236
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Wetlands in the Michigan Wetland Management District provide excellent habitat for raising duck broods.
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The WPA Program was authorized by Congress in 1958 to help preserve natural wetlands that were being destroyed by agricultural drainage, housing developments and other commercial land use practices.

Each of the three Michigan WPAs includes lands that were once farmed for crops or livestock production and have been restored as wildlife habitat. The Schlee and Kinney WPAs were acquired from willing sellers in 1981. The Schoonover WPA was transferred to the Service in 1991 from the USDA Farmer's Home Administration.

The Service, Michigan DNR, Ducks Unlimited, and other partners are currently working together in an effort to acquire new WPAs in southern Michigan.

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