Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Santa Ana NWR
Rt 2, Box 202A
Alamo, TX 78516

Phone:956-784-7500
Fax:956-787-8338
Web: southwest.fws.gov/refuges/texas/lrgv.html
Established: 1979.
Location:7 miles south of Alamo, Texas.
Facilities:Visitor center (at Santa Ana NWR).
Activities:Canoeing, hiking hunting, fishing, birdwatching.
Special Features:Not only do the Central and Mississippi flyways converge here at the southern tip of Texas, but the area is also the northernmost range for many bird species. Considered one of the most biologically diverse NWRs in the continental United States, the site represents 11 distinct biotic communities that are host or home to 1,100 types of plants, 700 vertebrate species (including 484 bird species), and more than 300 species of butterflies.
Habitats: 90,000 acres of coastal barrier islands, resacas (oxbow lakes), desert-like brushlands, riverside woodlands, and caliche hillsides. Still in an acquisition phase, the refuge will eventually encompass 132,500 acres.
Access: Portions of the refuge are open year round, from sunrise to sunset to foot traffic only.
Wild life: Two endangered cats: the ocelot and jaguarundi. Also provides habitat for speckled racer, plain chachalaca, green jay, great kiskadee, southern yellow bat, Kemp's Ridley turtle, white-tailed deer, and collared peccary.

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The Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is working to prevent further degradation of the ecosystem and to create a corridor for wildlife by connecting the various ecosystem fragments.
The Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge and TNC have established their own native plant nurseries that grow up to 45 species and more than 150,000 seedlings per year.
Since the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge was specifically created to allow the endangered ocelot and other species to migrate across the border, it is unlikely that the refuge will be able to approve the fence, said Nancy Brown, with the South Texas Refuge Complex, which includes the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
They occur on Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge property, private property, and highway rights-of-way.
Winter for assistance with literature searches and to the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge for providing funding through the AmeriCorps program, a vehicle, and support for the author.
Continue reforestation of Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, considered one of the continental U.
Packaging giant Tetra Pak has donated $9,800 to AMERICAN FORESTS' effort to regreen the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
You can learn more about AMERICAN FORESTS' work with the Lower Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in the archives portion of the organization's website: www.
A closer look at those brush patches reveals small blue goose signs that identify the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).
Armstrong Wood Products is helping plant 175,000 native hardwoods at the Bayou Bartholomew in Arkansas and an additional 25,000 hardwoods at the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Texas.
RIVERS TO FORD: THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

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