Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge
|Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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|Location||Sevier County, Arkansas, United States|
|Nearest city||De Queen, Arkansas|
|Area||27,300 acres (110 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
|Website||Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge|
The Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1994 and is located approximately 30 miles (50 km) north of Texarkana, Arkansas and 10 miles (16 km) southeast of De Queen, Arkansas. The western boundary of the refuge is 10 miles (16 km) from the Arkansas-Oklahoma border.
Pond Creek was created in order to protect the wetland and bottomland hardwood habitat and to serve as a habitat for neo-tropical migratory birds. It also serves as an important nesting habitat for wood ducks and wintering habitat for other migratory waterfowl. It is located where the Mississippi and Central Flyways intersect.
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