War Horse National Wildlife Refuge
|War Horse National Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Location||Petroleum County, Montana, USA|
|Nearest city||Winnett, MT|
|Area||3,192 acres (13 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
War Horse National Wildlife Refuge, located in the center of the U.S. state of Montana, is divided into three separate sections, with each centered around a small body of water. It is an integral part of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge Complex, although the refuge is normally unstaffed and has few visitor improvements. One reservoir is stocked with trout, although its two lakes are sometimes empty.
When the lakes and reservoir are fully filled, the refuge provides excellent habitat for migratory bird species. The region is surrounded by sagebrush plains and unusual Ponderosa pine groves that flourish in the region solely due to its acid-shale soils. Along with over 100 bird species, regular inhabitants include Sage grouse, Pronghorn and Mule deer.
- "War Horse National Wildlife Refuge". U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved 2006-08-16.
- "USGS Yellow Water Reservoir (MT) Topo Map Quad" (map). TopoQuest. Retrieved 2008-06-30.
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