National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. Aside from hunting and fishing, the refuge is known for nature photography and birding. The National Audubon Society has designated Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge as an Important Bird Area, one of five of global importance in Mississippi.
Location and Contact Information
What was once intensively farmed and over-grazed land, the refuge is now home to an array of wildlife and a healthy bottomland hardwood forest. The establishing purpose of the refuge was for the conservation of migratory birds, especially waterfowl, the refuge is also home to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and many neotropical migratory bird species which benefit from the variety of habitats the refuge provides.
What We Do
Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the National Wildlife Refuge System. It drives everything on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands and waters managed within the Refuge System, including the resource management tools used. At Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge tools such as moist soil and prescribed burning are used.
Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge was established with the purpose of being a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds, but it is home to a variety of wildlife species associated with habitats managed on the refuge.
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