Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge
|Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Location in Massachusetts
|Location||Mashpee, Massachusetts, United States|
|Nearest city||Mashpee, Massachusetts|
|Area||341.65 acres (1.3826 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
|Website||Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge|
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).
Wildlife and Habitat
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.
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