A large non-tidal wetland interspersed with upland prairie and deciduous woodlands.

Ornithological Summary

Important for fall migration of Greater Sandhill Cranes. Black Terns nest in the Sanctuary in low numbers. More than 200 other bird species have been seen here.

Conservation Issues

invasive species threaten the wetland habitats. Slight risks to the Sandhill Cranes are predation and excessive disturbance.


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Deciduous woods, grassland (transitioning into shrubland), non-tidal wetland.

Land Use

recreation/tourism, wildlife conservation/research

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