Fox River National Wildlife Refuge

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Fox River National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Fox River National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Fox River National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Buffalo, Marquette County, Wisconsin, United States
Nearest city Endeavor, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°41′18″N 89°24′33″W / 43.6882°N 89.4092°W / 43.6882; -89.4092Coordinates: 43°41′18″N 89°24′33″W / 43.6882°N 89.4092°W / 43.6882; -89.4092[1]
Area 1,054 acres (4.27 km2)
Established 1979
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=32524

Fox River National Wildlife Refuge, managed by staff at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, encompasses 1,054 acres (4.27 km2) of wetland and upland habitat along the Fox River in the Town of Buffalo, in Marquette County, Wisconsin.

Refuge staff restores, enhances, and preserves the oak savanna upland and sedge meadow wetland habitats historically found in extensive areas along the Fox River. Staff manages the wildlife populations that use these habitats, with special emphasis on those species dependent upon large expanses of natural marsh, such as the greater sandhill crane.

Other management objectives include protecting the habitats of any Federal or State endangered or threatened species within the refuge, such as the state threatened blanding's turtle, and to make the refuge available for outdoor recreation, environmental education, and other public use activities compatible with the above objectives.

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