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Near Hartford in Lyon County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Welcome to Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge

 
 
Welcome to Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2012
1. Welcome to Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge Marker
Inscription.

Preserving a Haven for Wildlife
Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers John Redmond Reservoir flood control project. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service managers 18,463 acres upstream of the reservoir, most of which are in the floodplain of the Neosho River. Refuge habitats, consisting of prairie grasslands, bottomland hardwood timber, wetlands, and cropland are managed to provide food and habitat for migratory birds and resident wildlife.

The Refuge is an important resting area for waterfowl migrating through Kansas. Thousands of mallards, blue-winged teal, Canada geese, and snow geese can be seen on the Refuge during their spring and fall migrations. The Refuge also provides valuable habitat for shorebirds, bald eagles, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, bobcats, white-tailed deer, and many species of warblers.

[Balance of marker not transcribed]
 
Erected by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
 
Location. 38° 20.577′ N, 95° 57.055′ W. Marker is near Hartford, Kansas, in Lyon County. Marker is on State Highway 130 south of 22nd Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at the Refuge information

Map on Welcome to Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge Marker image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, undated
2. Map on Welcome to Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge Marker
kiosk, about three miles north of Hartford. Marker is in this post office area: Hartford KS 66854, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Managing Moist Soil Areas (here, next to this marker); Tallgrass Prairie (here, next to this marker); All Veterans Tribute (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hartford Collegiate Institute (approx. 2.5 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away); City of Lebo (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge, Kansas. (Submitted on March 18, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironmentMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge Information Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2012
3. Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge Information Kiosk
Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge Sign and Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2012
4. Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge Sign and Kiosk
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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