Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge Article

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Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge
Location Washington County, Mississippi, United States
Nearest city Darlove, Mississippi
Coordinates 33°13′55″N 90°47′04″W / 33.23194°N 90.78444°W / 33.23194; -90.78444
HOLT COLLIER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Latitude and Longitude:

33°13′55″N 90°47′04″W / 33.23194°N 90.78444°W / 33.23194; -90.78444
Area1,400 acres (567 ha)
Established2004
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Website Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge

The Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge is one of seven refuges in the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex and is a 1,400-acre (567 ha) National Wildlife Refuge located on Bogue Phalia near Darlove, Mississippi. The Refuge was named after Holt Collier (1846–1936), a Confederate veteran, cowboy, and tracker; and was created in order to provide a habitat and resources for over 250 songbirds. [1] [2] Moreover, approximately 1,000 acres (4 km2) has been set aside for reforestation. [2]

History

Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge is the only refuge to be named in honor of an African American.

Before 2004 the Farmers Home Administration managed the lands for the purpose of conservation until they were transferred to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. [3]

References

  1. ^ Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge, Accessed 30 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b Wildlife and Habitat Management, Accessed July 10, 2007.<--Broken link, November 2015.
  3. ^ Excerpt from Holt Collier's biography Accessed November 18, 2015.