San Luis National Wildlife Refuge - Chuq Von Rospach
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San Luis National Wildlife Refuge

San Luis National Wildlife Refuge

One thing people don't realize about refuges is that they are not wilderness areas. They are actually carefully managed and actively modified to simulate the kind of habitat the birds they're managed for need. Here is a field that's been strategically burned to remove some of the brush. Soon it will be flooded, and this creates a mud bottom that will be used by many of the shorebirds and ducks that are coming to the habitat for the winter.

San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, California

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From 2013 Images