Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

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Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Address:W7996 20th St W
Necedah, WI 54646

Phone:608-565-2551
Fax:608-565-3160
Web: www.fws.gov/midwest/necedah
Established: 1939.
Location:Central Wisconsin, about 180 miles southeast of Minneapolis.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, observation tower, auto tour route, trails.
Activities:Fishing, hiking, hunting, berry picking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, educational programs.
Special Features:Refuge also provides habitat for threatened, endangered, and rare species such as the Karner blue butterfly, Massasauga rattlesnake, Blanding's turtle, and gray wolf.
Habitats: 43,696 acres of forest, wetlands, and large tracts of rare oak barrens.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: Bald eagles, whooping cranes, tringed bog hunter dragonflies, urkey, white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, beaver, and coyote.

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Starting in 2001, captive-reared chicks were released at Necedah NWR in central Wisconsin and trained to follow an ultralight aircraft in preparation for a fall migration to wintering grounds at Chassahowitzka NWR in Florida.
Oddly enough, this essay starts with the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin and Necedah NWR in Wisconsin where Whooping Cranes from the eastern migratory introduced population can be seen in spring and summer.
Artifacts including a bison fur from National Bison Range NWR in Montana, a polar bear hide from Selawik NWR in Alaska, a whooping crane puppet head from Necedah NWR in Wisconsin and tule elk antlers from San Luis NWR in California are just some of the many interesting items that tell the story of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
5 hours from Corpus Christi) in Austwell, contact 361-286-3559 WISCONSIN * Necedah NWR in Necedah (Less than 2 hours from Madison), contact 608-565-2551 March 18, 2003: ALASKA * Galena, Alaska City Office: Centennial Koyukon Prehistoric Display, contact 907-656-1231 March 21, 2003: ARKANSAS * White River NWR in De Witt, contact 870-946-1468 NORTH CAROLINA * Alligator River NWR in Manteo, contact 252-473-1131 March 22, 2003: KENTUCKY * Clark River NWR in Benton, 270-527-5770 WASHINGTON * Columbia NWR in Othello Time capsule event to take place in conjunction with the 6th Annual Sandhill Crane Festival.
Following a trial run with nonendangered sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis), whooping cranes were guided by ultralight aircraft from Necedah NWR in Wisconsin to Chassahowitzka NWR in Florida in 2001.
Richard Urbanek, a biologist at Necedah NWR, monitors the birds using radio and satellite telemetry.
Prescription burning has been a successful management tool for improving wildlife habitat at Necedah NWR for more than 40 years.
The plan is to have the birds summer at the Necedah NWR in central Wisconsin and winter at Chassahowitzka NWR on the west coast of Florida.