Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located in the Upper Pennisula west of Newberry and between Grand Marais to the north and Manistique to the south. It was established in the 1930s. After timber had been logged off the area, land speculators attempted to drain the wetland and promote it as farmland. This failed and the land reverted back to the State when taxes were not paid. The CCC worked to restore the land back to it's original condition and it became a vital link in preserving the Canadian Goose, which apparently was an endangered species at one point.

I have only been to SNWR once, but would like to return there sometime in the future since I only spent a very short time there and it consisted solely of driving through the area.

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