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Harbor Island
National Wildlife Refuge

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Lake Huron, MI   
E-mail: harborisland@fws.gov
Phone Number: 906-586-9851
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Timber wolves from St. Joseph Island, Ontario, may hunt on the island during winter months.
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Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge

Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge is located just off the northwest shore of Drummond Island in Potagannissing Bay on Lake Huron. The 695-acre, horseshoe-shaped island hosts a variety of habitats and wildlife. The island is open for public use with fishing visits and hunting the primary uses.

The refuge is managed by staff at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, in Seney, Michigan.

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Wildlife and Habitat

Refuge habitats include a marsh-lined harbor in the center, sandy beaches, and mature stands of balsam fir, white cedar, paper birch, sugar maple and red oak.

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The Fish and Wildlife Service purchased the property from The Nature Conservancy and designated it a refuge in 1983.

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Management Activities
The Service manages the refuge to maintain the diversity of forested habitats. Staff monitor refuge wildlife populations to track trends.