Description of Project: The Hagerman NWR was established to provide and manage habitat for migratory birds, wildlife, and native plants. It consists of 12,000 acres of uplands and wetlands located on the Big Mineral Arm of Lake Texoma. The refuge is in the region where the blackland prairies meet the eastern cross timbers. It serves as a stop-over and wintering grounds for thousands of migratory birds, including Canada snow, white-fronted, and Ross geese and pintail, mallard, gadwall, and other ducks. The refuge has wildflowers, prairie grasses, white-tailed deer, bobcats, river otters, and other animals. The refuge also offers wildlife-dependent recreation including wildlife observation and photography, fishing, hunting, hiking, and educational programs. It is maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Volunteers from NTMN work to assist the TMN Bluestem Chapter and the Friends of Hagerman Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers assist visitors at the visitor information desk, lead or assist with tours for families and schools, assist with second Saturday and Refuge Rocks for ages 4-12, maintain hiking trails, work in the butterfly garden, do weekly bird counts, prepare and repair nest boxes, and assist with other activities as needed.
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge website: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Hagerman/
Location: 6465 Refuge Road, Sherman, Texas 75092