Michigan Wetland Management District

Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan.

The Michigan Wetland Management District consists of a 14-county area and includes two waterfowl production areas (WPAs): the 160-acre Schlee WPA in Jackson County and the 77-acre Kinney WPA in Van Buren County. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division, oversees day-to-day management of these two areas through a partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Michigan has a third WPA, the 95-acre Schoonover WPA, in Lenawee County. Staff of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, located east of Toledo, Ohio, manages this WPA. All three sites are managed as a mixture of wetlands and grasslands to provide high-quality nesting and brood-rearing habitat for waterfowl and a variety of migratory songbirds.

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The 160-acre Schlee area is in Jackson County on the north side of Page Road approximately 6 miles east of US127 on the east side of Jackson. The 138-acre Malan area in Jackson County is on the south side of Tophith Road about 2 miles from the northeast corner of the county. The 77-acre Kinney area in southeast Van Buren County is about 3.5 south of Lawton, on the south side of Route 352. The 160-acre Edger area in Barry County is 4.5 miles west of Hastings, on the north side of route M-179. The Schoonover area in western Lenawee County is about 8 miles southeast of Hudson on the south side of Medina Road.

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