Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge


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Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge

Address:Rt 1 Box 76
Jet, OK 73749

Phone:580-626-4794
Fax:580-626-4793
Web: www.fws.gov/saltplains
Established: 1930.
Location:Northern Oklahoma, about 30 miles northwest of Enid.
Facilities:Visitor center, viewing sites, hiking trails, auto tour route.
Activities:Boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, crystal digging, educational programs.
Special Features:The salt plains are a unique geological area. Almost perfectly flat, the land is barren, with a wafer-thin salt crust. The salt was formed by repeated flooding by sea water millions of years ago. The sea water was cut off from the sea and evaporated, depositing thick layers of salt.
Habitats: 32,000 acres of salt flats, open reservoir, woodlands, grasslands, and agricultural fields.
Access: Open daylight hours.
Wild life: Migratory ducks, geese, Whooping and Sandhill cranes, mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, white-tailed deer, toads and frogs, turtles and snakes.

See other parks in Oklahoma.
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DISCUSSION--Our upper estimate of survival of chicks at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge was higher than the 0.067 fledglings/pair previously recorded for Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge (Hill, 1985), but considerably lower than the level (0.51 fledglings/pair) Kirsch (1996) reported as necessary for population stability.
No chick with a radiotransmitter at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge was ever found with chicks other than its siblings.
Hill (1985) also demonstrated low survival of chicks at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge based on observations acquired during a telemetry study of adult terns.
Breeding biology of interior least terns, snowy plovers, and American avocets at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma.