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When the Martinez Lake Marsh in Arizona’s Imperial National Wildlife Refuge became choked with exotic vegetation and of little benefit for most wildlife species, the refuge managers knew something had to be done. With the assistance of Wildlife Forever, more than 160 acres of wildlife habitat were restored. The project involved clearing and controlling the exotic vegetation, plus the rehabilitation of five shallow marshes and moist soil units in the refuge. The completed project provides wintering and migratory habitat for pintails, mallards, blue-winged teal, shorebirds, and water birds.