Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge

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Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Map showing the location of Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Mashpee, Massachusetts, United States
Nearest city Mashpee, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°36′41″N 70°30′33″W / 41.611335°N 70.509224°W / 41.611335; -70.509224Coordinates: 41°36′41″N 70°30′33″W / 41.611335°N 70.509224°W / 41.611335; -70.509224
Area 341.65 acres (1.3826 km2)
Established 1995
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Official website

The Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge in the state of Massachusetts. Established in 1995, it is administered by the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Complex. The refuge has a surface area of 341.65 acres (1.3826 km2).[1]

Wildlife and Habitat[edit]

Salt marshes, cranberry bogs, Atlantic white cedar swamps, freshwater marshes, and a vernal pool provide habitat for wildlife such as migratory waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds, raptors, red fox, and white-tailed deer.

The refuge staff is studying the endangered New England Cottontail (NEC) rabbit at the refuge. Biologists and volunteers are conducting surveys of rabbits and collection of scat to determine the NEC activity.

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.