Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)
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Title: Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
Alternative Title: (none)
Creator: Hollingsworth, John and Karen
Source: WV-9433-Centennial CD
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributor: NATIONAL CONSERVATION TRAINING CENTER-PUBLICATIONS AND TRAINING MATERIALS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: endangered species
Abstract: Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR, Gautier, Mississippi: Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge was established specifically to preserve the endangered Mississippi sandhill crane subspecies, and it has succeeded beautifully. Numbers have more than doubled from the low of 30 birds and the population is now stable. The refuge's 20,000 acres of savanna, swamp, and pine forest also ensured the survival of some 50 threatened gopher tortoises. Other rare species found on this southern Mississippi refuge include Bachman's sparrow, snakemouth orchids, pitcher plants, and sundews.
Available: November 18 2002
Issued: November 05 2002
Modified: May 10 2004