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 study area was located at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR; 43.3377[degrees]N, 84.0273[degrees]W) Saginaw County, U.S.A., in southern Michigan.
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Table 1.--Horizontal cover <1.0 m for moist soil units (MSU), perennial marsh (PM), and lakeplain prairie (LPP) vegetation types at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, 2011 and 2012.
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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.