Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge


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Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

Address:6975 Mower Rd
Saginaw, MI 48601

Phone:989-777-5930
Fax:989-777-9200
Web: midwest.fws.gov/Shiawassee
Established: 1953.
Location:Lower central Michigan, 25 miles south of Saginaw Bay.
Facilities:Hiking trails (12 miles), wildlife viewing sites, learning center.
Activities:Boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, educational programs.
Special Features:More than 10,000 years ago, much of the area, including present-day Shiawassee NWR, was covered by a large glacial lake. Evidence of the ancient lakebed can still be seen.
Habitats: 9,427 acres consisting of bottomland-hardwood forests, rivers, marshes, managed pools, fields, and croplands. Authorized future land acquisitions would expand refuge's present boundaries by 7,500 acres.
Access: Year round during daylight hours.
Wild life: Trumpetere swan, tundra swan, wood duck, blue-winged teal, northern shoveler, bats, damselflies, dragonflies, butterflies, river otter, white-tailed deer, coyote, weasels, grasshoppers, and turtles.

See other parks in Michigan.
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Our objectives were to: (1) quantify white-tailed deer herbivory in three wetland vegetation types commonly used by waterbird species at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan and (2) evaluate if deer herbivory changes wetland plant community composition, structure, and productivity.
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Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, US Fish and Wildlife Sendee, Saginaw, Michigan 48601
Deer harvest and aerial survey data of Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge from 1982 through 2015.
Biologists at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR), Saginaw, Michigan, observed obvious effects of white-tailed deer herbivory within wetland plant communities.
Managers and biologists at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR) have seen visual effects of deer herbivory, which could impede them from achieving their wetland and waterfowl management objectives.
Average HSI values (and standard error values) for Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, the surrounding landscape, and specific vegetation types within the refuge (2011-2012 growing season, Michigan).