Michigan Wetland Management District

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Michigan Wetland Management District
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Michigan Wetland Management District
Map showing the location of Michigan Wetland Management District
Location within United States
Location Portions of 14 counties of the southern Lower Peninsula of Michigan
Nearest city East Lansing (management offices)
Coordinates 42°45′52″N 84°30′19″W / 42.76444°N 84.50528°W / 42.76444; -84.50528Coordinates: 42°45′52″N 84°30′19″W / 42.76444°N 84.50528°W / 42.76444; -84.50528
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Michigan Wetland Management District consists of a 14-county area and includes three waterfowl production areas (WPAs): the 160-acre (0.65 km2) Schlee WPA and the 138-acre (0.56 km2) Mahan WPA in Jackson County and the 77-acre (310,000 m2) Kinney WPA in Van Buren County. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division, oversees day-to-day management of these three areas through a partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Michigan has a fourth WPA, the 95-acre (380,000 m2) Schoonover WPA, in Lenawee County. Staff of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, located east of Toledo, Ohio, manages this WPA. All four sites are managed as a mixture of wetlands and grasslands to provide high-quality nesting and brood-rearing habitat for waterfowl and a variety of migratory songbirds.

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