Friends of Hackmatack

Updated 2/19/15 
Help us complete the funding puzzle --
We are almost there!
You can help Friends of Hackmatack NWR in our campaign with Ducks Unlimited to transfer
their Wisconsin parcel to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, restored and ready to become part of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge!

CLICK HERE for details on how you can help
with your $10/or more donation!
Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge is looking for people interested in serving on the Friends’ Board of Directors.
If you are interested, please fill out this application form and email it to  Our Nominating Committee will contact you for an interview.
Sedge Meadow
Our first section of land
Contained within the 12-acre easement that is the first piece of land protected as Hackmatack NWR is an unplowed sedge meadow, a unique wetland community occupying the broad floodplain of Slough Creek. Dominated by tussock forming plants called sedges and supporting colorful wildflowers such as Spotted Joe Pyeweed and Boneset, this parcel is a living history book, illustrating what the new Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge may have looked like on the eve of settlement 180 years ago. It is home to rare plants, butterflies and wetland songbirds.
Read the January 11, 2013 USFWS press release on the establishment of the refuge HERE.
For a map showing the location of this first easement, click HERE