Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge is located 37 miles southwest of Green River, Wyoming. The area is home to various Neotropical migrants during the summer, wintering Bald Eagles and wintering and breeding Trumpeter Swans. Peregrine Falcons and Mountain Plovers inhabit the area during migration. The primary habitat type is sagebrush shrublands with riparian communities comprising the secondary habitat type. The site hosts severe winters with mild spring, summer and fall climates. Gravel and cobbles dominate the upper river bottom, slowly grading into more silt and sand. River terraces overlay sand and gravel and are composed of deep, fine sandy loam, gravelly loam, and loamy sand. The Green River provides riparian areas and patches of important woody habitat that bisect the entire length of the Refuge. A number of natural and developed wetlands exist along the length of the river and contain various emergent and submerged aquatic plants. The uplands away from the river?s edge are composed of sagebrush, greasewood and grass.

Ornithological Summary

The area is home to various Neotropical migrants during the summer, wintering Bald Eagles and wintering and breeding Trumpeter Swans. Peregrine Falcons and Mountain Plovers inhabit the area during migration as well as an area for summering and wintering Greater sage-grouse.
Priority Species:
Bald Eagle
Trumpeter Swan
Peregrine Falcon
Mountain Plover
Greater Sage-grouse

Conservation Issues

The biggest threat/problem within Seedskadee NWR is the on-going deterioration of the quality of riparian habitat. The narrowleaf cottonwood are not naturally regenerating and the willow component is decadent. Methods to promote cottonwood growth are currently being researched as well as restoration activites.

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