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Florissant Fossil Beds National Park

Florissant Fossil Beds National Park

The waterfowl population swells by thousands during the spring and fall migrations. The primary purpose of the refuge is to provide high quality nesting and migration habitat for the Great Basin Canada goose , ducks and other migratory birds. The river covers approximately 1, acres ha along with sedimentary river bottomlands. Golden eagles and peregrine falcons are seen soaring over the refuge during spring and summer.

Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge

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Description[ edit ] The acquisition of the refuge lands was approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission on August 20, in order to develop and manage waterfowl habitat in that portion of Browns Park within the state of Colorado. The first tract of private land was acquired on July 13, There is one private inholding on the refuge, a acre 81 ha tract of grassland and cottonwood groves located at the southeast end of the refuge. The primary purpose of the refuge is to provide high quality nesting and migration habitat for the Great Basin Canada gooseducks and other migratory birds.

Before the construction of Flaming Gorge Dam inthe Green River flooded annually, creating excellent waterfowl nesting, feeding and resting marshes in the backwater sloughs and old stream meanders. The dam stopped the flooding, eliminating much of this waterfowl habitat. Pumping from the Green River, along with water diverted from Beaver and Vermillion Creeks, now maintains nine marsh units comprising approximately 1, acres ha. The river covers approximately 1, acres ha along with sedimentary river bottomlands.

Well vegetated Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt interspersed with cottonwood, willowssalt cedargreasewood and sage cover approximately 5, acres 2, ha. The remainder of the refuge 6, acres or 2, hectares is alluvial benchlands and steep rocky mountain slopes.

Elevations vary from 5, to 6, feet 1, to 1, m above sea level. The refuge is home to approximately species of birds at various times of the year. Nesting birds in the refuge include mallardsredheadstealcanvasbacksFlorissant Fossil Beds National Park ducks, and Canada geese. About goslings and 2, ducklings hatch annually. The waterfowl population swells by thousands during the spring and fall migrations.

Bald eagles frequent the refuge during the winter. Golden eagles and peregrine falcons are seen soaring over the refuge during spring and summer. Bird watching is available at several locations in habitats ranging from semi-arid sage brush to lush wetlands and cottonwood stands adjacent to the Green River.

The refuge is also home to mammal species such as deerelkpronghornand an occasional bighorn sheepespecially during moderate or severe winters. Moose are found in the wet, riparian areas during the spring, summer and fall. Deer and elk are commonly seen anywhere on the refuge during moderate to severe winters. River otter use Florissant Fossil Beds National Park Green River and refuge wetlands year round.

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Before the construction of Flaming Gorge Dam in , the Green River flooded annually, creating excellent waterfowl nesting, feeding and resting marshes in the backwater sloughs and old stream meanders. Golden eagles and peregrine falcons are seen soaring over the refuge during spring and summer. Elevations vary from 5, to 6, feet 1, to 1, m above sea level.