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The Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge in the state of Massachusetts. Established in 1995, it is administered by the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Complex. The refuge has a surface area of 341.65 acres (1.3826 km2).[1]

Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Map showing the location of Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge
Location in Massachusetts
LocationMashpee, Massachusetts, United States
Nearest cityMashpee, Massachusetts
Coordinates41°36′41″N 70°30′33″W / 41.611335°N 70.509224°W / 41.611335; -70.509224Coordinates: 41°36′41″N 70°30′33″W / 41.611335°N 70.509224°W / 41.611335; -70.509224
Area341.65 acres (1.3826 km2)
Established1995
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WebsiteMashpee National Wildlife Refuge

Wildlife and HabitatEdit

Salt marshes, cranberry bogs, Atlantic white cedar swamps, freshwater marshes, and a vernal pool provide habitat for wildlife such as migratory waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds, raptors, red fox, and white-tailed deer.

The refuge staff is studying the endangered New England Cottontail (NEC) rabbit at the refuge. Biologists and volunteers are conducting surveys of rabbits and collection of scat to determine the NEC activity.

ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.