​Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Restoration Factsheet

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1961 to preserve habitat for migratory birds by managing nearly 5,800 acres of Lake Erie marshland. The Refuge now provides more than 10,000 acres of quality habitats for fish, migratory waterfowl, songbirds and shorebirds by managing wetland water levels, native plant communities, and battling invasive species. The Refuge is a regional site of significance for bird watching.

The Nature Conservancy is partnering with Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and Ducks Unlimited to restore 2.937 acres of coastal wetlands and upland habitat on this federally protected land near Lake Erie. This work is restoring critical coastal Lake Erie habitats while integrating the management needs of migratory birds and native fish.

Contact: Tara Baranowski | 419.707.4242


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