Maintaining Diversity

 © Photographed April 18, 2015
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Waupun, Dodge County, Wisconsin
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Maintaining Diversity
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is made up of marsh, woodland, and prairie habitats. A diversity of habitats supports a diversity of interconnected and ecologically valuable species. Maintaining biodiversity is important because a higher level of diversity means a more stable ecosystem -- one that is more resistant to pests, disease, and natural disasters.

Horicon Refuge is managed primarily for migratory birds, which often need a variety of habitats for feeding, courtship, and nesting, but many other species benefit from these habitats as well. Some of the management practices that are used on the refuge include the manipulation of water levels, the use of prescribed fire, and the control of invasive and exotic species.
The marker is at the second stop on the three-mile Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Auto Tour & Trails tour loop. The entrance to the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge | Tempike Auto Tour is located on eastbound Wisconsin Highway 49, about three miles east of the Wisconsin Highway 151 exit, Waupun, Wisconsin 53963.

"Horicon" -- a Mohican word meaning pure, clean water. 

Click here for more information and to view all markers on the tour.

 Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Auto Tour and Walking Trails
( the auto tour is the circle of red dots)

The marker is located on the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Auto Tour & Trails in Horicon, Wisconsin.

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