De Soto National Wildlife Refuge

DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge is located in the migratory bird corridor of the Missouri River floodplain and provides essential habitat for resident, migratory and endangered species. High quality floodplain forest, grassland, wetland, sandbar and riverine habitats support diverse and productive populations of migratory waterfowl, shorebirds and neotropical birds, as well as rare, threatened and endangered species including the pallid sturgeon, piping plover and least tern.

Listen to or download audio files below.

 Snow Geese flock by John and Karen Hollingsworth - Courtesy of the National Fish and Wildlife Service

Snow Geese flock by John and Karen Hollingsworth - Courtesy of the National Fish and Wildlife Service

Learn about the fascinating geology found in the De Soto National Wildlife area from IAS member De Anna Tibben. Listen to or download the file below.

The ecology and conservation found at De Soto National Wildlife Refuge is discussed by IAS member William R. Clark. Listen to or download the file below.

Listen to or download both narrations as one mp3 file below.

Visit the Desoto National Wildlife Refuge webpage by clicking here.

 

The Iowa Academy of Science's National Wildlife Refuge Audio Series was funded with a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.