St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge Article

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St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Adams County, Mississippi, United States
Nearest city Natchez, Mississippi
Coordinates 31°25′00″N 91°27′50″W / 31.4167°N 91.46389°W / 31.4167; -91.46389
ST. CATHERINE CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Latitude and Longitude:

31°25′00″N 91°27′50″W / 31.4167°N 91.46389°W / 31.4167; -91.46389
Area34,256 acres (138.63 km2)
Established1990
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Website St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge

St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge was established in January 1990 to preserve, improve and create habitat for waterfowl. Intensive management programs on the refuge provide excellent winter habitat and resting areas for waterfowl in the Lower Mississippi River Valley.

Encompassing nearly 26,000 acres (110 km2), with a potential size of 34,256 acres (138.63 km2), the refuge is located in Adams County in southwest Mississippi. The headquarters lies 13 miles (21 km) south of Natchez, Mississippi. Natchez is the oldest settlement on the Mississippi River and is world-renowned for its beautiful antebellum homes. The western refuge boundary is formed by the Mississippi River. The eastern boundary meanders along the loessal bluffs and the southern boundary borders the Homochitto River.

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