New Illinois, Wisconsin wildlife refuge approved
A new federal wildlife refuge has been authorized along the border between Illinois and Wisconsin.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday announced the establishment of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will create the refuge by purchasing land easements from willing sellers. The goal is to create up to 11,200 acres of wildlife habitat and recreational space close to Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago.
The refuge will be home to more than 100 species of animals and plants. It will be one of the more than 550 wildlife refuges nationwide. The refuge will be officially established when the first parcel of land is purchased.
- Share Facebook Twitter
Article sent to (required)E-mail
Article sent from (required)E-mail Name
Subject Line (article title)
Message (optional)Success - Article sent Click to close
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.
Contact information ( * required )Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *
Article InformationTitle URL
Message (optional)Success - Reprint request sent Click to close