Friends of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
N11385 Headquarters Rd., Necedah WI 54646
Phone: 608-565-4467
Link to report whooping crane sightings
Whooper News

Thanks to the efforts of Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership, the recovery is
working great. Check out their website for the latest news.
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership.

For additional information on the whereabouts of other whooping cranes
please visit the
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
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The Friends of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Mission Statement:

  • To support and enhance the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and the surrounding area.
  • To educate the public about the Fish and Wildlife Service's role in wildlife habitat protection.
  • To foster public use and enjoyment of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge.

We achieve our mission by giving our time, funds and spirit to many activities - habitat restoration, funding for
seasonal employees, and community outreach are just some of the things we do to support this refuge.
Getting Here . . .

Located in central Wisconsin, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is 180 miles southeast of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and 150 miles northwest
of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The refuge lies north of Highway 21 and west of Highway 80, with all but a few acres in Juneau County.

To reach the main entrance and office complex, travel 15 miles east on Highway 21 from Interstate 94 at Tomah, Wisconsin; or about three
miles west on Highway 21 from Necedah, Wisconsin. Turn north onto Headquarters Road and travel about two miles to the headquarters.

  • The need for volunteers for a variety of activities at the refuge is greater
    than ever.. Please go to the GET INVOLVED page for your chance to
    volunteer for 2014.
The Friends of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge help provide visitors with an opportunity to view whooping cranes,
sandhill cranes, Karner blue butterflies, whitetail deer, turkeys, red-headed woodpeckers, wolves, swans, migratory
wildfowl, songbirds and black bear.
New Opportunities
Friends of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Important News & Notices
Taking Refuge Commentary by Steve Norling