Enhancing Habitat in Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

The National Wild Turkey Federation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service collaborated on a 3-year prescribed burning and invasive species treatment in the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge near Starkville, Mississippi, part of the NWTF’s Gulf Flatwoods Focal Landscape. 

The NWTF contributed $30,000 out of the project’s total $630,000. Funds were used to apply herbicide to treat bicolor lespedeza on open fields and control woody vegetation in grassy areas across 76 acres, apply herbicide to 115 acres of understory hardwood and 300 acres of undesirable hardwood vegetation and conduct prescribed burns.

This project benefitted numerable species, including wild turkeys and bobwhite quail.

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