Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

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Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Benton, Decatur, Henry, Humphreys counties, Tennessee, United States
Nearest city New Johnsonville, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°57′N 87°57′W / 35.95°N 87.95°W / 35.95; -87.95Coordinates: 35°57′N 87°57′W / 35.95°N 87.95°W / 35.95; -87.95
Area 51,359 acres (207.84 km2)
Established 1945
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/tennesseerefuge/

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge established in 1945 and located along the shores of the Tennessee River in West Tennessee where the impoundment of Kentucky Lake by the Tennessee Valley Authority has created a more-or-less permanent wetlands environment favored by many species of waterfowl. The entire refuge area is 51,359.46 acres (207.84 km²)[1] in three units: From north to south (going upstream) they are Big Sandy (Benton and Henry counties), Duck River (Benton and Humphreys counties), and Busseltown (Decatur County).

References[edit]

US Fish and Wildlife Service, Tennessee NWR

  1. ^ USFWS Lands Report, 30 September 2007

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