Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge

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Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Liberty County, Texas, United States
Nearest city Cleveland, Texas
Coordinates 30°17′16″N 94°47′04″W / 30.2877°N 94.7844°W / 30.2877; -94.7844[1]Coordinates: 30°17′16″N 94°47′04″W / 30.2877°N 94.7844°W / 30.2877; -94.7844[1]
Area 30,000 acres (120 km2)
Established 1994
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Website Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge

Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge was established on January 4, 1994 with an initial purchase of 4,400 acres (18 km2). Since that time, the refuge has acquired additional acreage which now totals 30,000 acres (120 km2). The primary purpose of establishing this refuge is to protect a portion of the bottomland hardwood forest ecosystem along the Trinity River located in southeastern Texas. The refuge, which is a remnant of what was once a much larger natural area is a broad flat floodplain made up of numerous sloughs, oxbow lakes, artesian wells, and tributaries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge, Boars Den Unit Trails Map" (PDF). www.fws.gov. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved December 14, 2011. 

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