Year of Project: 1998
Trees Planted:60,000

This 475-acre project on retired cropfield in Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge planted mast-producing and roost trees along the Marais des Cygnes River. The goa… Read More

Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge

Year Planted: 1998

Trees Planted: 60,000
Location: Kansas

This 475-acre project on retired cropfield in Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge planted mast-producing and roost trees along the Marais des Cygnes River. The goal is to provide food, cover, and roost sites for wild turkeys and other wildlife; control erosion and improve water quality; and improve opportunities for hunters and wildlife watchers. Other wildife that will benefit from the conversion include bald eagles, wood ducks, deer, squirrel, and neotropical songbirds, including 36 species of warblers. This site was bottomland hardwoods before European settlement, at which time the land was cleared for agriculture. Due to relatively infrequent flooding (the land is in the floodplain), seeding rather than tree planting is recommended. Partners in the project include the Kansas Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.


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Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge

Year Planted: 1998
Trees Planted: 60,000
Location: Kansas

This 475-acre project on retired cropfield in Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge planted mast-producing and roost trees along the Marais des Cygnes River. The goal is to provide food, cover, and roost sites for wild turkeys and other wildlife; control erosion and improve water quality; and improve opportunities for hunters and wildlife watchers. Other wildife that will benefit from the conversion include bald eagles, wood ducks, deer, squirrel, and neotropical songbirds, including 36 species of warblers. This site was bottomland hardwoods before European settlement, at which time the land was cleared for agriculture. Due to relatively infrequent flooding (the land is in the floodplain), seeding rather than tree planting is recommended. Partners in the project include the Kansas Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.



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