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Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge is a 30,000-acre refuge located in southeast Texas. The refuge began in 1994 with the purchase of 4,400 acres to protect what was left of the bottomland hardwood forest along the river.
The terrain of the refuge spans from bottomland hardwood forests as shown above to forested swamps and open water. In the uplands, natural pine and pine-hardwood forests can be found as well as cultivated pastures.
The refuge is important for continental and central flyway waterfowl as well as other wildlife including butterflies, coyotes, bobcats, cottonmouth snakes, and even alligators.