Waterfowl Benefit From 4,000 Areas of Restored Wetlands

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Before it was drained for agriculture in 1908, the Hackberry Flat wetland in Oklahoma’s Tillman County was the state’s largest isolated wetland and hosted hundreds of thousands of migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. Thanks to support from Wildlife Forever, a three-year project has restored more than 4,000 acres of wetlands at Hackberry Flat. The wetland is estimated to attract 30,000 Canada geese, 30,000 sandhill cranes, and 50,000 ducks, plus thousands of shorebirds and whooping cranes. An observation tower, viewing platform, and wooden boardwalk provide visitors with a unique opportunity to view wildlife using the new wetland.