Site excerpt: Established in 1901,Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 546 refuges throughout the United States managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service. The 59,020 acre Refuge hosts a rare piece of the past – a remnant mixed grass prairie, an island where the natural grasslands escaped destruction because the rocks underfoot defeated the plow.
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge – Home page
Oklahoma Historical Society – contributors of the Plains Indians Commissary
The Lawton Constitution – contributor of Kid’s Page information
Volunteer.gov – opportunities to volunteer throughout the government
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Volunteer Website – What volunteers are doing throughout the system.
National Wildlife Refuge Support Group Programs (Friends) – information about Friends groups around the country and the Friends Forward newsletter.
National Wildlife Refuge Association – Non-profit support program for Refuges and Friends groups.
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Species Spotlight – Information on individual wildlife species.