Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge


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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge

Address:1101 Casey Rd
Alabama, NY 14013

Phone:585-948-5445
Web: www.fws.gov/northeast/iroquois
Established: 1958.
Location:Midway between Buffalo and Rochester, New York.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, trails.
Activities:Canoeing, fishing, frogging, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:The refuge is located within the historic Oak Orchard Swamp, known locally as the "Alabama Swamp." The Seneca Indians, who were the first inhabitants of this area, were the first to clear garden plots within the oaks forests near their villages. To the European settlers who followed, the remaining clusters of oak trees resembled orchards, thus the name Oak Orchard Swamp.
Habitats: 10,818 acres of marsh, wooded swamp, wet meadows, pasture, cropland, and upland forest.
Access: Open from dawn to dusk. Portions are closed from March to mid-July during waterfowl nesting season.
Wild life: Waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, deer, fox, turkey, and frogs.

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