Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

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Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Clarks River in the fall (6887005449).jpg
Clarks River
Map showing the location of Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge
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LocationGraves County, Marshall County, McCracken County, Kentucky, United States
Nearest cityBenton, Kentucky
Coordinates36°53′20″N 88°21′40″W / 36.889°N 88.3612°W / 36.889; -88.3612[1]Coordinates: 36°53′20″N 88°21′40″W / 36.889°N 88.3612°W / 36.889; -88.3612[1]
Area8,040 acres (32.5 km2)
Established1997
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WebsiteClarks River National Wildlife Refuge

Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge is a bottomland hardwood forest located in western Kentucky near Benton. The refuge lies along the East Fork of the Clarks River and is seasonal home to over 200 different species of migratory birds. The bottom lands are dominated with overcup oaks, bald cypress, and tupelo-gum, and the slightly higher, better drained areas are covered with willow oak, swamp chestnut oak, red oak, sweet gum, sycamore, ash and elm.

The refuge has a surface area of 8,040 acres (32.5 km2).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Brochure" (PDF). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  2. ^ USFWS Lands Report, 30 September 2007

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