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Fish and Wildlife service the river supports 64 "rare and imperiled" species of both plants and wildlife. It is not surprising that a section of the river was selected out to be preserved as a national wildlife refuge. What is surprising is that Cahaba River was not designated as a refuge until 2002 making it one of the newest members of the national refuge system. Perhaps even more interesting is the great variety of fish that are found in the waters of the Cahaba River. There are more species here than, believe it or not, any other river on the planet, a total of 131. This said, one can understand why there was great interest in preserving some portion of the river, in all a seven mile stretch, as the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge. For human beings the Cahaba River Refuge offers wonderful opportunities to see incredible blooming wild plants in season and enjoy the opportunity to observe wildlife in a peaceful setting. Recreation opportunities include hiking, fishing and canoeing along quiet stretches of this beautiful southern river. Cahba River National Wildlife Refuge is also a great place to bring children to introduce them to the importance of protecting our wildlife, plantlife and the ecosystems they share. Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Decatur, AL Established much earlier than Cahaba was the Wheller Nationla Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, Alabama. Designated as a refuge in 1938 is a large tract of some 34,000 acres that provides protection for a vast variety of fish, birds and other wildlife in a diversity of habitats.

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The conservation action and proposed plans for GCN species and habitat monitoring occurs with help from several partners. These partners include but are not limited to the Partners in Flight, the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the United States Forest Service and the United States Geological Service. Other partners are the Atlantic coast Joint Venture, the Rhode Island municipalities, the Continental council, the Waterbird Conservation council, the North American Waterfowl Management Plan committee, the Rhode Island Department of Administration and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. The Rhode Island Office of Water resources, the United States Shorebird Conservation Plan Council, the Watershed Councils, Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Bat Conservation International and the United States Department of the Interior. The Rhode Island Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy will have an ongoing informal evaluation that focuses on needs and strategies. An extensive formal review is scheduled to occur every 10 years. These reviews and revisions are necessary for wildlife conservation as well as protection for key habitats in Nevada. Throughout the nation there is an important struggle taking place. This struggle is the fight to save wildlife and the habitat they depend on for survival. There are many partners in this struggle, including the United States Fish and Wildlife Services, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and state wildlife agencies. These entities have come together to practice wildlife conservation by developing a wildlife action plan or the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy for each state.