Welcome to Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge
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. Touch for map. Marker is at the Refuge information
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. 2½ 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. • Animals • Environment • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 18, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.